The selfie’s 15 minutes of fame could quite possibly be over. The Internet phenomenon that we’ve all developed a love-hate relationship with is quickly being replaced by the “usie” -- which is just a selfie with more people in the picture, duh!
You may be asking yourself, isn’t that just a group photo? No, and if you don’t want to sound old, don’t ever ask that out loud.
The idea is simple: The usie has to have the same universal trademark as the selfie -- the awkwardly extended arm of someone in the photo taking the photo -- plus more people. So basically, it's the same thing that happens when no one is around to take the picture for you, but people are choosing this option now.
On the bright side, the new trend shies away the typical self-absorbed selfie and at least gives us more people to look at. Sadly, with more people in the shot, the person taking the picture is less likely to accidentally capture something awesome in the background.
Just as with the selfie, the sky’s the limit when it comes to potential trends. But for now, here are a few basic examples:
This photo was mistakenly called a selfie, when in fact, it is actually an usie.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 10, 2013
Another usie that was incorrectly characterized as a selfie. And when there are usie awards, this picture will win one.
— Fabio M. Ragona (@FabioMRagona) August 29, 2013
Whatever is happening in this picture, it's a great usie.
— Christi Reynard (@ChristiKRON4) January 14, 2014
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