Selfies have by now become an epidemic, seems like everywhere we turn there’s someone with a camera trying to catch the perfect angle to snap the photo.
Many studies have been done on what seems to be a narcissistic era, a study by Now Sourcing and Frames Direct revealed that the average millennial will spent an hour a week on selfie duty, that can be anything from taking the photo, to retaking it and editing it.
Considering the average lifespan is 27,375 days, an average millennial is expected to take 25,700 selfies during their lifetime, that’s close to one selfie daily.
55% of social media selfies come from millennials, but gen X follows with 24% and baby boomers with 9%. Nonprofit organization Rawhide, found some interesting selfie stats, 74% of snapchat photos are selfies. 1000 selfies are posted on Instagram every second And in 2015 more people died from taking selfies than from shark attacks.
TIME reported the Philippines is the selfie capital of the world, Makati City produces more selfies per capita than any other city in the world, Manhattan and Miami followed.
And why are people taking selfies? A research from the University of Toronto concluded that those who take a large number are overestimating how good looking and likeable they are.