People don’t like looking at selfies

A study reports that, while many people like taking selfies, other people don’t like to look at them. That’s not surprising since most of us, when presented with a group photo, will find our own image in the group first.

Participants expressed a distanced attitude toward selfies, with stronger agreement for potential negative consequences (threats to self-esteem, illusionary world) than for positive consequences (relatedness, independence), and a clear preference (82%) for viewing more usual pictures instead of selfies in social media.

Read the study

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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