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‘Selfie’ Courses are Now Being Taught in Colleges

People once lived without selfies. Now selfies are taken all over the world. Selfies are everywhere, and almost everyone is taking selfies and posting them to social media. After all, why take a selfie and not share it? Selfies have become so popular that even entire semester courses are centered around selfies, according to MSN on Sunday.

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A selfie is a self-portrait photograph that is taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies have become popular on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Instagram has over 53 million photos tagged with the hashtag #selfie. The word “selfie” was mentioned in Facebook status updates over 368,000 times during a one-week period in October 2013. During the same period on Twitter, the hashtag #selfie was used in more than 150,000 tweets. Most people know Kim Kardashians published an entire book containing nothing but selfies, according to Amazon.

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Eve Bottando, an Indiana University Northwest communications professor, will explore selfies in a 400-level class this fall. Bottando said students will discuss research being done on selfies as well as the questions the pictures raise about our society. Students who have registered for that selfie course are excited to learn more about the popularity of selfies.

People once lived without selfies. Now selfies are taken all over the world. Selfies are everywhere, and almost everyone is taking selfies and posting them to social media. After all, why take a selfie and not share it? Selfies have become so popular that even entire semester courses are centered around selfies, according to MSN on Sunday.

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A selfie is a self-portrait photograph that is taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies have become popular on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Instagram has over 53 million photos tagged with the hashtag #selfie. The word “selfie” was mentioned in Facebook status updates over 368,000 times during a one-week period in October 2013. During the same period on Twitter, the hashtag #selfie was used in more than 150,000 tweets. Most people know Kim Kardashians published an entire book containing nothing but selfies, according to Amazon.

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Eve Bottando, an Indiana University Northwest communications professor, will explore selfies in a 400-level class this fall. Bottando said students will discuss research being done on selfies as well as the questions the pictures raise about our society. Students who have registered for that selfie course are excited to learn more about the popularity of selfies.

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