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SELFIES

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The first known selfie, taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839
Selfies and Online Dating
Pavan Riaz
Social Networking
Research about social networking reveals that the online dating services driven by subscriptions offer the least amount of social networking opportunities. They often only utilize the personal homepage genre of online community, which only makes them effective for the bonding and encoding stage of the relationship. The dating services modeled on the free-at-the-point-of-use model scored much higher as many of them utilized the Circle of Friends social networking method and a wider number of online community genres. The highest scoring dating service was Facebook, which uses the personal homepage , the message board , the weblog and directory , as well as utilizing the Circle of Friends. The second highest scoring, Second Life utilizes virtual worlds, message boards, chat groups and profile pages to allow people to contact in a three-dimensional environment.


Effects on dating
The increased use of online dating websites and services, thanks to a greater sense of acceptance by the mainstream, reinforces the “hyper-casual approach” to dating through the large amount of potential dates that arise. This can cause people to have a sense of “FOMO” (fear of missing out), thus choosing to enlist a speed-dating approach in order to cycle through potential mates quickly.


Sociology
The appeal of selfies comes from how easy they are to create and share, and the control they give self-photographers over how they present themselves. Many selfies are intended to present a flattering image of the person, especially to friends whom the photographer expects to be supportive. However, a 2013 study of Facebook users found that posting photos of oneself correlates with lower levels of social support from and intimacy with Facebook friends (except for those marked as Close Friends). The lead author of the study suggests that "those who frequently post photographs on Facebook risk damaging real-life relationships.".
Posting intentionally unattractive selfies has also become common in part for their humor value or to get some attention by their friends.
Online dating, what are we talking about?
ONLINE DATING
Selfie buzzword and word of the year
Selfies have become popular among adults as well. In December 2012, Time magazine noted that selfie was among its "top 10 buzzwords" of 2012; although selfies had existed for years, it was in 2012 that the term "really hit the big time". The longest series of images noted as “Selfie” was started in August of 1961 and continues through 2014 by photographer Kevin E. Schmidt. The first image in the series was taken with a Polaroid J 66 camera the last with a Galaxy S phone.
By 2013, the word "selfie" had become commonplace enough to be monitored for inclusion in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.In November 2013, the word "selfie" was announced as being the "word of the year" by the Oxford English Dictionary, which gave the word itself an Australian origin.
SIGHTS AND CURIOSITY
In this Prezi presentation we are going to talk about
Selfies and Online dating to explain what are this two
trends, compare them and finally give our point of view about this topics.
A macaco selfie
Popularity
SELFIES
Before Facebook, self-taken photographs were common on MySpace. However, when Facebook became more popular than MySpace, the "MySpace pic" (typically "an amateurish, flash-blinded self-portrait, often taken in front of a bathroom mirror") became an indication of bad taste for users of the newer Facebook social network. Facebook portraits were usually well-focused and more formal, taken by others from distance. Flickr users used 'selfies' to describe seemingly endless self-portraits posted by teenage girls. Recently the smartphones have adapted to this trend and smartphones brand added a frontside camera that allow people to make selfies or videocall.
SELFIES
ONLINE DATING
Visual Dating
Virtual dating combines online dating with online gaming. Virtual dating involves the use of avatars for people to interact in a virtual venue that resembles a real life dating environment. For example, individuals can meet and chat in a romantic virtual cafe in Paris or on a Caribbean resort. They can explore together, play games and take relationship quizzes to get a better, deeper understanding of each other. While online dating sites allows members to search on attributes such as education and income, virtual dating allows users to explore compatibility, sense of humor and rapport. Virtual dating sites include Weopia and Omnidate.
Online dating (OD) or Internet dating is a dating experience that allows individuals to contact and communicate with one another over the Internet. This experience is usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship. Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones.

Online dating services require a member to provide personal information, before they can search the service provider's database for other individuals.
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 networking. Typically taken with a camera held at arm's length or in a mirror, they can include only the photographer or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus. Selfies that include multiple people are known as "group selfies".
Selfies, what are we talking about?
Selfies have also taken beyond the earth. A space selfie is a selfie that is taken in space. This include selfies taken by astronauts, machines and by an indirect method to have self-portrait photograph on earth retaken in space.
Space selfies
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