Saturday, January 6, 2018

Social: Is Your City "The Selfiest"?

Makati City, known as the financial center of the Philippines, can now boast another distinction: It is the Selfie Capital of the World.
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.
To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates. In total, we ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest places on earth. Fear not Manhattan and Miami, you’re up there.
Want to see if your city ranks? Mouse over the dots above.
For the top 100 selfiest cities in the world, our rankings are below. Each yellow dot in the maps of the ten cities where selfies are most popular represents one selfie taken recently over the course of a ten-day period. Cities near one another were combined on this list. For more information on how the rankings were built, read our explanation posted below the rankings.
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