Makati is "The Selfie Capital of the World," reveals TIME study

Yes, they literally had time to do a study on the selfie.

Chris Wilson of TIME reports: "Makati City, known as the financial center of the Philippines, can now boast another distinction: It is the Selfie Capital of the World."

 

The TIME report explained that "an examination of hundreds of thousands of selfies-the low-fi, self-shot photographs that are intensely popular among younger social media users-suggests that the city, part of metropolitan Manila and home to 500,000 people, produces more selfies per capita than any other city in the world."

 

The report went on to note: "To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged ’selfie’ that included geographic coordinates." Overall,  they ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest spots in the world.

 

If you want to the interactive selfie ranking map, click this link.

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