a photograph taken with a smartphone or other digital camera by a person who is also in the photograph, especially for posting on a social media website: celebrities sharing selfies on Twitter.
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How to use selfie in a sentence
The rioters who posed for selfies on the Senate floor in the afternoon and the representatives who stood on the House floor hours later differed only in their motivation.The Republican Party tries to figure out the path forward | Philip Bump | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Hostetter and Taylor posed for a selfie on the Capitol steps.Meet the police chief turned yoga instructor prodding wealthy suburbanites to civil war | Radley Balko | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Watching hundreds of Parler videos shows that the disturbing ones that first surfaced publicly, of officers taking selfies with protesters and otherwise laying down for the attackers, offered a picture that was far from complete.Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal | by Alec MacGillis | January 17, 2021 | ProPublica
He had apparently gone to the Capitol and taken a selfie there.“I think this is a wake-up call”: Seeing a familiar face in the Capitol riot | Luke Winkie | January 15, 2021 | Vox
The selfie camera uses the image signal processor auto-retouching whenever you take a photo of yourself.Watch Samsung announce its new Galaxy S21 smartphones and Galaxy Buds Pro | Stan Horaczek | January 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
The third continued in kind with “selfie,” “swagger,” and “twerk.”Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist | Samantha Allen | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He spotted a few visitors with selfie sticks, and wondered if any were sold nearby.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies | Brendon Hong | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had sent her mother back in Colorado a last message that included a selfie.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start | Michael Daly | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So, yes, in other words, selfie is both brilliant and terrible.
And that even skips right over the biggest, biggest issue with selfie, which is its aforementioned abominable title.