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Selfies for Social Good

Selfies - the good, bad, and ugly. But mostly examples of how nonprofits are using this popular meme for social good.
How Selfies Are Re-Energizing The New York Public Library

The photos look like they could have been taken at a bar, a bat mitzvah, or one of those swanky media parties with sponsored vodka. But they weren't. These photobooth shots were snapped at the New York Public Library as part of a new social media initiative to engage more with the library's selfie-loving patrons, and the live photostream is making our hearts melt.

What's the right way to post a selfie?

thank you. great to see you. you posted a pretty good picture. you nailed the selfy, i think. >> we'll show that in a second. it was my first selfy. before we get to that, though, some congratulations. you just signed a book deal that will come out in a couple of weeks.

When you post a Facebook selfie, everyone loses

It's a question for the Internet ages: Do you have no social life because you post too many selfies on Facebook? Or do you post too many selfies to Facebook because you have no social life? A new study by three U.K. business schools might have the answer.

10 Selfies Gone Terribly Wrong

It's no surprise that the selfie has become a huge part of web culture - you need only scroll through your Facebook or Instagram to see that. Some have questioned their dignity, while others have risked their lives in search of the the perfect selfie. We're here to help.

How to Take Good Selfies

Start with a decent camera(: basically anything besides your iPod camera if you can 😝 I find they add a lot of discoloration. I use my point and shoot Olympus as seen above and my canon XSI(:

Selfie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. In August 2013, the term selfie also made its debut in Oxford Dictionaries Online's quarterly update where it is defined as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."

If Wildlife Took Selfies...A New Series on Instagram

Since 2010, Instagram, the social network that allows users to share photographs easily with their friends and followers has seen tremendous growth. The site now sees about 40 million photos posted daily and many of them are known as "selfies". A "selfie" is a self portrait that is usually taken at arms length and tends to follow these 5 rules.

Fedoras for Fairness

Women wear many hats - as community leaders, mothers, workers, volunteers, and much more. To celebrate this, the We Belong Together campaign is using the fedora as a metaphor for the many hats that...

Your Facebook Friends Don't Actually Like This

A new study from the U.K. confirms what we've long suspected: Oversharing of Facebook photos is more than just a nuisance, and uploading a hundred " selfies" per day could very well be damaging to your real-world relationships. The study found that both excessive photo sharing and sharing photos of a certain type makes almost everyone like you less.

Selfies for Good?

No doubt you've taken a " selfie," a self-portrait taken with your mobile phone camera and shared on Facebook or other social media channels. Although selfies have been around for years, they have gained popularity recently.

Selfie Culture (Graham Brown mobileYouth)

Why are selfies so popular with teen mobile users? Graham Brown of mobileYouth breaks it down

The #GivingTuesday #UNSelfie

Show your support of #GivingTuesday by taking a picture, tagging it #unselfie and #GivingTuesday, and sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram until December 4!

Infographic: How Brands Became Selfie Obsessed

If you still needed proof that selfies have taken over the Internet, here's a telling infographic about how brands went into pic-snapping overload in the past year. To help promote the upcoming deadline for entries (Feb.

6 Facebook Pages Using Selfies for Social Media Marketing

No matter how you feel about selfies, they're here to stay. Powerhouse brands like KLM & Dunkin' Donuts use selfies for Facebook marketing and get tons of engagement from fans. But you don't have to be a household name to use selfies effectively on your business page.

Selfie Boom: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The following post is a guest blog from Amy K. Williams. Amy is a journalist specializing in parenting, social issues and communication. She lives in Southern California, where she spends her time writing, cooking and volunteering.

Woman plunges to her death while trying to take a selfie

23-year-old med student Sylwia Rajchel from Poland decided to take a break from her studies by vacationing in Spain. While on the ledge of the Puente de Triana, Rajchel tried to take a selfie. Unfortunately, she lost her footing and fell 15 feet, landing on concrete footing that is part of the bridge's support system, reports the New York Post.

Dad films daughter exercising her facial muscles, in attempt to capture perfect selfie

These days, the "selfie" is not only a ubiquitous cultural phenomenon around the world, it's also become somewhat of a social necessity among certain groups. Especially with teenagers, there seems to be an incessant competition about who is taking the "best" selfie. And boy, can taking a selfie be difficult!