#Selfie leader in Asia: Philippines

Time Magazine’s map of the selfies in the Philippines Read more: Philippines and Malaysia took the most Instagram selfies in Asia http://www.techinasia.com/philippines-malaysia-instagram-selfies-asia/

Time Magazine’s map of the selfies in the Philippines

No wonder my social feeds are full of selfies! Haha.

According to Time magazine’s The Selfiest Cities in the Word report (via TechInAsia), The Philippines emerged as the selfie leader in Asia followed by Malaysia. TIME counted the Instagram photos with #selfie hashtags and geographic locations for two five-day periods between January and March through the site’s API. The high selfie rate may be attributed to the growing smartphone adoption in the Philippines. In 2011, the Philippines was considered the “social capital of the world,” when Facebook became more popular than Google. Malaysia is the second country that has taken the most selfies in Asia led by its Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak who was recently spotted taking a selfie with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Selfies are definitely a popular trend in Asia with Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia cities making it to the top 100 ‘selfiest’ cities list.

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