Lights, camera, action! It's time for your close up.
You've taken a dozen pictures just to get the right look; the right (flattering) angle. Now you need to choose a filter and decide what the caption is going to be -- oh, and make sure it's witty and cute! Decisions, decisions.
A "selfie" is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networks like Facebook or Instagram tagged with #selfie or just with #me. They are often, but not exclusively, posted by women.
The popularity of selfies has dramatically increased and has become a social media phenomenon. Is the selfie culture proof of a generation's narcissism? Or self-exploration?
You may need to think before you #selfie.
A pioneer in media psychology, Dr. Pamela Rutledge, works at the intersection of design, technology and psychology. In this segment of HER Radio, Dr. Rutledge discusses how social media has impacted the way you project your identity and what that means for society as a whole.