Selfie

According to urbandictionary.com ‘selfie’ is defined as:

“A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera. ”

The topic selfie had a trending topic in the Internet world especially in Indonesia.
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Here are some more definition of the word selfie.
A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media:
occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary

More example sentences:
– She then tweeted a “selfie” that shows her clearly wearing make-up.
– This is all well and good in the privacy of one’s home, but when he decided to take a selfie on stage at Madison Square Garden last night, things got a little out of hand.
– You can always take a ‘selfie’ with the wall of famous faces who have stayed at the hotel.

The site merriam-webster.com added a note:
First Known Use of SELFIE
2002

Another website Dictionary.com noted the origin a litte bit later:
Origin
2005-2010
2005-10; self + -ie

I guess as an individual whose work environment involves the topic above, it is a sure way of triggering the making of an article. And, as a translator in the language pair of English to Indonesian, who resides in Jakarta, this “selfie” is indeed an interesting and stimulating phenomenon on the mind.

Well, I feel that for some people, when they’re taking selfies at least now, they will have a sense of what ‘selfie’ really means now.

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