word of the year 2013
It appears the choice of science was not driven by the increased importance we as a society are placing on the scientific method. Rather, it was caused by the intensifying struggle for supremacy between the forces for empiricism and evidence versus those for beliefs and opinions.
The selfie alters this paradigm: it makes the mirror bend to our will. Instead of just hoping the camera will take the fairest photo of them all, we assure that it does.
To read recent pieces in Slate, Jezebel, and the Washington Post, it seems that the selfie controversy counts as news, so I thought I'd explain why this middle-aged woman thinks it's much ado about nothing, except perhaps Second Wave silliness and shallow pop psychology.
Caroline breaks down the top trending stories on the internet including: Oxford Dictionaries announced 'Selfie' is the Word Of The Year, Costco sells the Bible as fiction, Monty Python reunion, and 5 Pointz painted white.
Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is selfie,which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."