Considering the trend of selfies, the younger generation without a doubt engages the most in taking pictures of themselves. This was further corroborated by a study which was conducted and which found that Millennials i.e. those who are born during the 1980’s and early 2000’s engage the most in taking selfies (55%).
Taking selfies is so popular that it was found by another study that almost 1 million are taken daily and that they are uploaded onto various social media websites. Out of these, the most popular is Facebook where 48% of people upload their pictures on a daily basis which is followed by WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. Each of these allows users to upload pictures of them and gain feedback from others.
Despite the popularity of selfies and with companies now endorsing the use of this trend as part of their ad campaigns as well, there are cons associated with this trend. Firstly, it has a high level of security problem associated with it and one must be extremely careful when it comes to uploading pictures online; privacy levels should be set at the highest, the content of the picture should be appropriate enough to be uploaded online and a good antivirus should be used to keep away trouble in the form of hackers and viruses.
Celebrities have also dealt with their photos being leaked and published online without their consent which is why every individual must be extra careful when using social media sites and uploading their pictures. Below Infographic is developed by team “TheOneSpy“.
Source: TheOneSpy selfie culture