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A study the U.K. indicates that people who post too many "selfies" (photos themselves) Facebook and similar social networks risk damaging their real-life relationships. Wikipedia says a selfie is "a genre self-portrait photograph…typically taken either a camera held arm's length or a mirror." The report, Birmingham University, analysed the impact these photos on the relationships 508 participants. The study found that excessive photo sharing and sharing certain types photos makes almost everyone like you less. Head researcher Dr David Houghton said: "People, other than very close friends and relatives, don't seem to relate well to those who constantly share photos themselves."

Wikipedia explains the rise popularity selfies. It says: " December 2012, Time magazine noted that selfie was its top 10 buzzwords 2012." Celebrities such as singers Rihanna and Justin Bieber are famous uploading hundreds pics of themselves. Many people who post selfies will be surprised, perhaps shocked, the Birmingham research. Wikipedia explains: "The appeal selfies comes from…the control they give self-photographers how they present themselves. Many selfies are intended to present a flattering image the person, especially to friends whom the photographer expects to be supportive. The research may suggest the exact opposite is true.

 


 
 
 

 

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