The royal family, the pope, the Kardashian family, wherever you
look there is a selfie being taken, but what do people do with them
once they're taken?
A Kantar poll, of 4,473 British people, has found that despite
the Oxford English dictionary definition of a selfie typically
being 'uploaded to a social media website' some people don't share
their selfies. 15.9% of people say they publish their selfies to
social media, but a similar number of people (15.3%) keep them to
their themselves. 8.5% of people say they send their selfies to
their partners and 13.3% share them in private, via something like:
Whatsapp or Snapchat.
Unsurprisingly, selfies are far more popular with the young. One
of the options in our poll was 'I don't take selfies', and this was
chosen by a whopping 88.9% of respondents aged 55 years and older.
Whereas, only 21.6% of people aged 18-24 year olds say they don't
take selfies. Young people are also much more likely to publish
their selfies to social media than older people, 49.9% of people
aged 18-24 years old share them on Twitter, Instagram and/or
The poll, conducted by Kantar company, Lightspeed GMI, found
more women take selfies than men, with 72.0% percent of men saying
'I don't take selfies', compared to 59.4% of women.
Source : Lightspeed