Selfie phenomenon in the visual content of social media

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Abstract

This paper analyzes popular visual practices of the selfpresentation in the visual content of social media in nowadays Russia. Our key question was to understand wide spreading and specificity of social practice of selfie. Using the iconographic method (E. Panofsky), we study visual content of selfie aiming to reveal the hidden rules of their reproduction. The results of an empirical study of random sample of 200 pictures are the following. First of all, selfie and similar visual practices are a means of gaining social approval and support. In order to provide the scientific view on the fascination with such practices the ways of information spreading as well as obtaining social support and approval must be taken into consideration. Secondly, in making selfie, the traditional function of photos such as preservation of memories of oneself at certain moment or memories of social circles together with situations is no longer important. Moreover, identification function of a picture is of fundamental importance, namely, obtaining social approval for the external qualities, imagination, compliance with standards of living, which are considered to be valuable and correct (for instance, geographic mobility, availability of exclusive places and things, originality).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages116-119
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781908320612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017
Event2016 International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016 - Dublin
Duration: 10 Oct 201613 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period10/10/1613/10/16

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social media
Data storage equipment
Availability
standard of living
random sample
social support
Russia
Compliance

Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science Applications

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Orekh, E., Sergeyeva, O., & Bogomiagkova, E. (2017). Selfie phenomenon in the visual content of social media. In International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016 (pp. 116-119). [7854191] (International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2016.7854191
Orekh, Ekaterina ; Sergeyeva, Olga ; Bogomiagkova, Elena. / Selfie phenomenon in the visual content of social media. International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 116-119 (International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016).
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Orekh, E, Sergeyeva, O & Bogomiagkova, E 2017, Selfie phenomenon in the visual content of social media. in International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016., 7854191, International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 116-119, Dublin, 10/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2016.7854191

Selfie phenomenon in the visual content of social media. / Orekh, Ekaterina; Sergeyeva, Olga; Bogomiagkova, Elena.

International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 116-119 7854191 (International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016).

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Orekh E, Sergeyeva O, Bogomiagkova E. Selfie phenomenon in the visual content of social media. In International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 116-119. 7854191. (International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2016). https://doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2016.7854191