The act of taking selfies has become viral during the last one or two years. A good signal of the trend is the fact that the word “selfie” has been chosen as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year in 2013. Since then, the whole world and a whole range of celebrities started to take selfies, including prominent people like U.S. President Barack Obama or talk show hosst Ellen DeGeneres.
Do we need a dedicated app for taking selfies?
Without any doubt, the popularity of taking selfies is still rising. Taking that into account, it was really only a matter of time until a few dedicated apps appeared for taking selfies. Selfie X is one of these specialized apps, with an interesting focus on the social aspect of the selfie game. As with most modern social services nowadays, taking and sharing selfies with this niche app is something that you can start doing in a matter of seconds.
What does Selfie X provide?
Generally speaking, Selfie X is more than a photography application that focuses on using the front-facing camera of your phone. Where it excels has nothing to do with any of the lenses – the essential part of the application is in the cloud.
The most basic feature could easily be dubbed “Instagram for selfies”, but Selfie X is more than that. Using geolocation, you can meet others around you through sharing selfies. Even more, you can not only follow friends and strangers, but you can also swap selfies. Swapping is an exciting way of communicating that is visual and balanced at the same time.
Finally, if friends and strangers that are close to you physically will not satisfy your needs, you can virtually travel abroad. Put an imaginary stamp in your passport and you can start chatting with people around the world – using selfies, of course.
From a more technical point of view, Selfie X is a quite decent app. It sports a clean design and is compatible with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
How is Selfie X different from other social networks?
First of all, it is obvious that the members of the Selfie X community are all selfie-lovers. However, this is not only a positive, but a normative differentiator from other networks like Facebook or Instagram.
There are a few kinds of content that often gets annoying. For example, while we are happy seeing that our high school classmate has given birth to a wonderful child, the twenty-seventh photo of the little baby is not so wonderful. Even though we do love selfies, we have to realize that the tenth selfie of the day might be annoying for our followers.
Thus, the best idea might be to channel our love towards selfies to a separate channel and enjoy all the advantages that Selfie X provides. Remember, we can still post our best selfies to other networks, too.