miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013

Word of the Year 2013: Selfie

"Selfie" (plural "selfies") has been named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries: read about it here.

It was first used in 2002 in an Australian online forum; the suffix "-ie" is a characteristic one in Australian words, for example, "barbie"( for "barbecue") and "Aussie" (for "Australian")

How would you define what a "selfie" is, in your words? Have you ever taken a selfie? Have you ever posted any on the internet?

One more piece of news about "selfies" ( copied from Brandflakes for Breakfast):

As part of a new ad campaign, South African newspaper Cape Times has transformed some of the most famous photos in history into selfies. Utilizing the tagline “You can’t get any closer to the news,” the ad campaign gives us a different perspective on photos of historical figures such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and the royal couple. The “Kissing the War Goodbye” selfie is actually so realistic, we could have sworn we saw a similar photo on Instagram just this weekend!:  

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