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Selfie: a fresh lifestyle

Popularity 6Viewed 5092 times 2014-10-29 13:35 |Personal category:Life|System category:Life| selfie, young, girls

    A selfie is a self-portrait photograph[1], embaracing so much of the people's entertainment, which has been published as the word of the year by Oxford University Press in 2013[2].
    For young people, selfie is somehow a way to record the status of oneself, which will be informed others or not. On the one hand, the young (especially girls) tend to take photos for themselves with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone, regardless of time, place or partners accompanied with. They will keep the moments when they are waiting for the bus, sitting in the subway train, dining in a restaurant, or even lying in the bed. It seems that they are looking in the mirror and posing with specific angle and expressions to satisfy themselves, and then record it. On the other hand, it is common that young girls are willing to share their experiences with their friends with some pictures or selfie photos on WeChat Moments, Renren, Microblog or some other social networking platforms. However, some irrelevant selfie photos are followed by social comments, trival matters, or some other topics, for example,  a message said "I have lost my purse today" with a selfie photo. So I wonder the response of the young guys because different feelings may be performed regarding genders. Some of the interviewees said that they have accustomed to it, with a poker-face, and the others showed their confusion on this phenomenon. Well, I wanna say that girls are a secret, you need to learn more to know them.
    In fact, besides our layfolk, selfie has penetrated into the life of celebrities and politicians. If you have followed some celebrities in entertaiment on Microblog, such as Zhao Wei, He Jiong and so on, you will get to know lots of their routes or anecdotics, whose purpose is to inform their fans or friends their status of life. In addition, what surprises me so much is that some politicians, even the president could make their selfie group photos known to the public. For instance, President Barack Obama was snapped taking a selfie and sharing smiles with various world leaders[1], which could release us that they have a good rapport in this meeting, and create a down-to-earth image at the same time. Therefore, a selfie is an effcient tool in modern life to exchange or share private or public information in spite of space, time or limiting factors.
    As far as I'm concerned, a selfie can reveal one's beauty, confidence and attitudes towards life, which can be a tool to record our changes with time going by. Beautiful or not, just let it go. We all cherish and enjoy the experience and moment we have gone through, no matter how we are crazy or what we look like. We love selfies just because we are in it.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)




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