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Ad-Spamming Redux: Ellen's Samsung Oscars Narcissistic Selfie

March 4, 2014 by Candida McCollam

Oscars selfie word cloud

Ellen DeGeneres did break the world’s retweet record - set by President Obama’s “#Four more years” on election night 2012 – with her Samsung-sponsored Oscar celeb selfie, “#If only Bradley’s arm was longer.” But that’s where their similarity ends.[read more]

#Philoselfie: Science Behind Selfie-Expression

March 4, 2014 by Brian Solis

The science behind selfies.

Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is also one of the most fascinating movements in social: the "selfie." Part vanity, part communication, part fun, and part absurdity, selfies represent a new generation of #selfieexpression cum egotistical emoticons…but not necessarily in a bad way.[read more]

Social Media and Narcissism [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 12, 2013 by Brian Wallace

Selfie syndrome

Those who are very active on Facebook and Twitter tend to have narcissistic or insecure personalities, according to credible studies. In many cases, those who frequently update Facebook statuses or post Tweets are doing it to glorify themselves. Do you think narcissism is inevitable in our social networking culture?[read more]