The “selfie” has been named Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2013. And for those of you who live under a rock and don’t know what a selfie is, Oxford defines it like this: (n.) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Although usage of the word went up a whopping 17,000% in 2012, it’s nothing new. The term was coined back in 2002 in a posting on an Australian Web forum. However, there were opponents to 2013’s “word of the year,” who felt that “twerk” really should have been this year’s winner.
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