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

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

 


 
 
 

 

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