Selfies are becoming more and more popular these days and the word is becoming more widely used by young people and older generations alike. Even NASA took advantage of this pop culture trend with their “Global Selfie” Earth Day initiative in which they asked people from all around the world to snap and then submit their own selfies. On their Facebook page, NASA Climate Change posted that they’d received around 50,000 photos through various social media platforms. If you need more proof of the selfie phenomenon, turn on the radio and maybe you’ll hear the song “#SELFIE” by the Chainsmokers. The song jokes of young people’s obsession with cheesing for their own cameras.
Recently, VIU students – and even VIU President Dr. Sarac! – have jumped into the selfie craze. They can be spotted taking photos of themselves and preserving memories with their friends at fun events like the Alumni Dinner and graduation.