The word ‘selfies’ being introduced into the Oxford dictionary formally grants status to a highly democratized form of photography. Selfie is a self photograph taken, typically with a hand held device such as a camera phone, and uploaded on to a social networking site. It can be done by anyone, and it requires no special skill or knowledge, not even the knowledge of how a camera works. The user just needs to know how to reach the screen with the camera icon and aim and click. And of course, they need to know how to upload on to a website. Read the rest of this entry »