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Time Magazine Ranks Top Selfie Cities In the World

And print magazines are wondering why they are so passe. Remember Time Magazine? A serious journalistic publication that reports the news of the world in a timely and efficient manner. Then there’s THIS story.

Basically the mag has ranked “the top selfie picture taking cities of the world” Really. They aren’t kidding. This is an actual story.

Time Magazine said:

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.”

Wow. Someone had some time on their hands.

For the sake of local interest, Grand Rapids was NOT listed among the 459 cities from around the world. Detroit was the only Michigan city, ranking 214th. Meh.

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