Case Study: Selfie culture among generations
The infographic is primarily on the acceptance and use of selfie in different generations. In order to get more accurate and relevant data on the selfie culture among the people, 4 categories were produced depending upon the age of different age groups. The four categories are as follow with their stats on taking and sharing selfies.
- Millennial: The people born between the 80’s and 2000’s. This age group shares the maximum number of selfies on various social media platform with a percentage of 55%.
- Generation X: This age group posts 24% of the total selfies shared per day and comprises those born between 60’s and 80’s.
- Boomer: The group contains people born between 1946 and 1964. They share 9% of the total selfies posted on various platforms.
- Silent: This is the group with lowest selfie sharing percentage of only 4% and includes people born between 1920’s and 1940s.
The data obtained from the research of Pew Research Center reported that more than one million selfies are posted and shared on different social media forums like Facebook, WhatsApp, and others. Most of the selfies are posted on Facebook, 48%, because this is the most used social media platform with more than 1.6 billion users every week.
Additionally, many business organizations and NGOs have also used selfie culture in their ads and promotions. Among the top, such companies are UNICEF, Pizza Hut, Samsung, National Geographic Channel and many others.
Nowadays selfie has become decorum for personality representation. However, the merits and demerits are associated with selfie-taking as well. Selfies are believed to be good as when someone is looking good, he/she can take a selfie, edit that and post on the social media to boost his/her confidence and gain more fame. Moreover, the selfie is supportive to capture moments that you can cherish later on. Indeed, selfie is really great when it comes to fun and enjoyment.
On the contrary, selfie gives someone a false excuse to take the selfie, edit it and share while he/she might not be looking that much good as shown in the selfie taken and edited. Moreover, when it comes to kids and teens, selfie may turn into a big harm as the kids will be exposed and might be trapped as well. In a nutshell, the selfie can be both; good and bad. A number of celebrities have reported that their personal selfies and videos were leaked. Strict measures must be taken to ensure the privacy of personal selfies and photos otherwise it would come up with serious risks. Owing to the uncertainty of safety on the internet, selfies must be used in reasonable ways.