a.k.a. #selfie, ussie, #ussie
A "selfie" refers to a self-portrait that you post online. It is specifically a picture with your face in it that you took yourself (meaning another human being was not involved) and it is shared on one of the many social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
The term selfie was apparently invented by an Australian man who took a drunk self-portrait (a drelfie, if you please). There's no lack of other selfie types including the belfie, felfie, helfie, and shelfie to name a few.
There's also the ussie. "Oh you wanna do a selfie?" Poses with photographer. "I call that an ussie. "Perhaps the most famous ussie is the one that broke Twitter during the Oscars (see below).
Historical perspective: Samsung may have received more publicity during the 2014 Academy Awards broadcast from host Ellen DeGeneres's “selfie” than from paid advertising. Samsung Electronics spent $20 million on ads during the week’s Academy Awards broadcast, said Suzanne Vranica in The Wall Street Journal, but the Korean tech firm “may have got more promotional mileage from Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres during the show itself.” DeGeneres gathered stars for a “selfie”—shot with a Samsung smart phone—that became a retweet more than 3 million times, beating President Obama’s record for the most retweeted posting in Twitter history. “At one point Samsung was getting about 900 mentions a minute on social media,” far exceeding the impact of the conventional ads. “You can’t buy that magic of going viral,” said branding expert Allen Adamson. Still, “the Samsung stunt didn’t come off without a hitch.” Twitter sleuths quickly pointed out that while backstage, DeGeneres was tweeting with a rival iPhone.
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon