Kim Kardashian is the queen of them, Barack Obama received death stares from the First Lady for taking one at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and Ellen DeGeneres ‘broke’ Twitter with one that was retweeted a colossal 3.3million times.
Of course we’re talking about selfies.
As announced in our newsletter yesterday, we are inviting readers to send us YOUR selfie snaps and we have already collected a host of pictures from all over Manchester.
The product of a self-obsessed society or the evolution of technology? Whatever the reasons the web is awash with pouts, skimpy outfits and photos that scream ‘look at me’.
ANIMAL SELFIES: Everyone’s at it (picture courtesy of Sandra Javanovich, with thanks)
Time magazine discovered there are 114 selfie-takers per 100,000 people in Manchester – which is head and shoulders above London, more than three times as many.
Last year the North West was revealed as being the most potty for ‘toilet selfies’, while the infamous Oscars selfie featuring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Spacey, among others, has spawned an array of homages including Legoland Manchester’s recreation along with the Matt Groening and Made in Chelsea depictions.
— Made in Chelsea (@E4Chelsea) March 5, 2014
We are inviting readers to send us YOUR selfie snaps and we have already collected a host of pictures from all over Manchester.
But we want more!
We’ll be selecting the very best for a picture gallery to be launched on March 25.
Whether they’re arty, party or just you having fun, send them in. Got one where it looks like your pet is enjoying snapping itself? Even better.
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If you wish to add your face to the picture gallery email us here sending your name, age, occupation along with some info about your picture.
Closing date for entries is March 24. Happy snapping!
— Dylan Hartley (@DylanHartley) March 9, 2014
To get you going… here’s a couple from the MM office.
POUT! MM’s Lucy Varley and Kat Woodcock
NOT SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS: MM’s Dan Birch and Chris Ord
IS THIS SWITCHED ON? MM’s sports editor Tom Pilcher