E. Preview: Therefore, we will look at the recent growth of selfies throughout the past five years, what compels individuals to take these odd pictures repetitively, and some of the positive and negative effects of taking selfies. Transition: Now lets begin by looking at how selfies have become so prevalent in society over the years.
II. Body A. First, lets look at the rise of selfies. 1. History of the first selfie a) The first known selfie was accidently taken by a drunk Australian in 2001. b) Australia has proudly claimed coining the term “selfie.” 2. Increase of use of the world “selfie.” a) Kaitlyn Menza, an author of Scholastic magazines, wrote in her February 2015 article “Is Selfie Culture out of Control?” that the use of the word “selfie” went up “17,000 percent between 2012 and 2013.” b) In 2013 “selfie” was added to the Oxford dictionary and recognized as the word of the year. 3. Technology has encouraged the rise of selfies. a) The introduction of the iPhone 4 in 2010 with the first front facing camera was revolutionary for selfies. b) Advancements such as the selfie stick and fish-eye lens has encouraged selfies c) Courtney Seiter, author of “Psychology of Selfies: Why we Love Taking and Viewing Photos of Faces” from Buffer Social written in June, 2015, “nearly 300 million Instagram photos have been tagged with the selfie label since 2010.”
Transition: Now that we have seen how selfies have become some prevalent in our culture, lets look at why people feel so compelled to take selfies. B. Next, we will explore the reason people take selfies. 1. Many seek fulfillment and approval by taking selfies.
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