Selfies, Narcissism and Social Media (Infographic)

By David Cohen Comment


Which was more deadly in 2015: shark attacks, or selfies? The answer might surprise you.

Rawhide, a nonprofit organization that assists at-risk youth in Wisconsin, examined social media users’ obsession with selfies and narcissistic tendencies, and its findings included:

  • More people died from taking selfies in 2015 than from shark attacks.
  • 55 percent of millennials have taken selfies and shared them via social media.
  • 74 percent of all images shared on Snapchat are selfies.
  • 1,000 selfies are posted to Instagram every 10 seconds.
  • There are 93 million selfies each day, which would represent 2,583,333 rolls of film.
  • 19 out of 20 teens have taken selfies.

Readers: How do your habits with selfies mesh with the findings by Rawhide?


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