Vice President joins the world of Instagram - What's your best selfie?
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:54:15 GMT —
In a world dominated by iPhones, Facebook and Instagram, social media has become an integral part of our lives.
In an instant, pictures can fly across the world and give others instant access to what's going on in your life.
What is happening online is more than a cultural shift. It is also impacting the words used in our every day language. In August of 2013, the word "selfie" was added to the dictionary. According to Oxford Dictionaries, a selfie is "A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."
Even Vice President Joe Biden is now jumping on the selfie bandwagon. Biden made his Instagram debut on Wednesday and he's already posted a selfie. President Barack Obama joined him in the photo.
During this year's Oscars, host Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie with A-list actors including Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and others. In an instant, the photo went viral.
There is even a Selfie song, released in January by The Chainsmokers. The American DJ duo made the song with a monologue of a female clubber about taking good selfies. They were inspired by girls they saw out at clubs in New York City.
The music video has already had more than 68 million views on YouTube.
What do you think of the selfie phenomenon? Leave your thoughts below and upload your own selfie.