You will snap over 25,000 selfies in your lifetime

London: If you belong to the millennials’ club — those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s — and continue your love with selfies until you grow old, you will have a collection of more than 25,000 selfies during your lifetime, research has revealed.

According to a new survey conducted by Luster Premium White 95 per cent of people have taken at least one selfie.

As the selfie frequency goes up, they could end up taking an average of 25,676 self-portraits during their lifetime.

About 63 per cent of millennials said that a vacation trip is the most popular place to snap a selfie.

More than half of the sample admitted that they fix their hair before taking a photo of themselves, and 53 per cent of them said they check themselves out in the mirror, the survey added.

Nearly 47 per cent of the respondents confessed to practising their facial expressions before taking their picture.

“It is important to make a good impression even if it is through a selfie shared with people you know online or in an email,” Damon explained.

Meanwhile, more people around the world have died while taking selfies than from shark attacks this year, according to media reports.

In 2015 so far, at least 12 people were killed in selfie-related incidents worldwide compared to eight from shark attacks.

Recently, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist died, and his travel companion was injured, after falling down the stairs while attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal.

The next leading cause of deaths involving selfies was being hit or injured by trains, either because the individual was trying to get a photo with a train or because the photo they wanted involved getting on dangerous equipment, ‘Mashable’ reported.

Earlier this month, a 19-year-old boy in the US died after accidentally shooting himself in the throat while taking selfies with a loaded gun.

Selfie-related dangerous incidents have led Russian government to start a campaign urging residents to take safe selfies.

In Denver, Colorado, the Waterton Canyon, a wildlife park was shut down after tourists kept getting too close to bears in their attempts to take selfies. Disney themes parks have also banned the use of selfie sticks over safety concerns.

 

Source: gulfnews.com