The Word “Selfie” Is Oxford Dictionaries’ 2013 Word Of The Year
The digital age is more influential than anyone could ever imagine. Don’t believe me, just ask the folks behind Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. The word of the year isn’t some long, hard to spell word, with a bunch of consonants, the 2013 word of the year is selfie!
A selfie 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.
What’s even crazier is that as I’m typing this article, my automatic spell check is telling me that selfie is spelled incorrectly but for the first time in my life spell check is wrong and the people who share duck faced photos on Facebook and Instagram are right.
Apparently the word “selfie” emerged in an Australian chat room on September 13, 2002 and the rest is history.
In 2013 alone, the word selfie has gained popularity to the point that awarding it with such an esteemed title was the natural thing to do.
To celebrate this joyous occasion, I’m urging all of you divas to post selfies of yourself on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #selfieofadiva.