meaning how they are perceived by others. They often present themselves in a more sexualized way, geared towards gaining as many comments as possible to prop-up a more fragile sense of self. 3. Objectives: The objectives of the study were two fold. First, to get a full account of first- hand experiences of selfie users. This Focus group Discussion enabled exploring differences in frequency of taking a selfie and its posting based on personality characteristics and motives. Second, the study also aimed at unraveling the respondents‟awareness of the Selfie syndrome. 4. Methodology: A qualitative approach was employed in understanding the selfie phenomenon. A group of 8 adolescents –2 males and 6 females aged 19-20 years currently pursuing their B.A degree studies in an Autonomous College in Mangaluru city formed the sample. A FGD was an innovative approach to study the phenomenon. The FGD opened with the moderator and the assistant moderator presenting themselves and giving a brief description of the main objective of the focus group. After obtaining the consent, of the respondents, each of them gave their names, their age, the mobile they currently used and their frequency of taking as well as posting selfies. Around nine questions were raised and the entire discussion was recorded and transcribed. 5. Analysis of Results: Results were analysed using narratives. Results & Discussion: The results are structured according to the preliminary details of the participants and to each of the questions posed. Table 1: Participants Profile Participant Age (Years) Sex Model Selfies Taken Per Week Selfies Posted Per Day 1 19 Male Samsung note3 5–6 None 2 19 Female i phone 5s 5–6 None
International Journal of Computational Research and Development (IJCRD) Impact Factor: 4.775, ISSN (Online): 2456 - 3137 () Volume I, Issue I, 2016149 3 19 Female Micromax 3–4 None 4 20 Female Sony Xperia L 6–7 None 5 20 Male Google one plus 3 1–2 None 6 20 Female i phone 5s 5–6 (On special occasions, 10 per day) One 7 19 Female iphone 6s 1–2 (Use it more as a mirror) None 8 19 Female No phone 1–2 (Use a friend‟s phone to click and then delete it right away) None Q1. What is meant by a Selfie? Almost all participants were aware of what a selfie is all about although they did have a few doubts. To me, a selfie is just a photo taken by yourself instead of having somebody else take it for you. It just makes it a lot more easier because You know your angles, you know what you want in your photo and you can see there in front of you, rather than having somebody go and take it again and again. (Participant 5, M). I was wondering if you put these self timers on the cameras, are the pictures considered as selfies?You are setting it for yourself, you set up the tripod to suit the angle. (Participant 2, F). Oxford dictionary defined this term as, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a Smartphone or webcam and shared via social media”.