Students and Linguistics Professors at West Virginia University Discuss

Friday, December 6, 2013

English students at West Virginia University disuss Oxford's recently-defined word of the year, "selfie." The word first appeared in Australian chat rooms in 2002 and in just the last two years, has increased in usage by 17,000 percent. The rise in popularity and usage is attributed to the continuing growth of social media as a form of communication. Everyone from teens to celebreties are using the word to describe photos they take of themsleves. Read the full article here.

Photo credit: Our CEO and President, Bob Lynch, taking his own selfie at LaGuardia Airport last month.