Selfies. Used by the Kardashians to prop up their careers, everyday folk to prove they've been to the gym, and Snapchat users for EVERYTHING.
-- Luke Ashley (@Luke_Ashley) July 12, 2016
The much-maligned word entered the Oxford English dictionary in 2013 after smartphones enabled a whole new level of narcissism with their handy cameras and fast upload ability.
Just for fun, let's imagine a world where the humble selfie never existed. That's what Twitter is doing right now, using the hashtag #ifselfiesneverexisted to express their feelings on the subject.
We'd still be using more conventional methods of snapping ourselves.
-- Bathshop321 (@Bathshop321) July 12, 2016
-- Michael Gibbons (@Michaellgibbons) July 12, 2016
Whole words would never have been invented.
-- CK (@charley_ck14) July 12, 2016
As well as the dastardly selfie stick.
-- Siân Is Me (@Lynsm7) July 12, 2016
-- Jason Spellman ? (@JasonSpellman) July 12, 2016
What is considered normal behaviour would be different
-- Paul O'Hagan (@pmohagan) July 12, 2016
#IfSelfiesNeverExisted I guess I can delete that teeth whitening app and just go to the dentist.
-- Seth Goodtime (@SethGoodtime) July 12, 2016
The trend has also led us to revisit some of the best viral selfies of the last few years.
-- Cara Brookins (@cmbrookins) July 12, 2016
-- Daz Housego (@Daz_Housego) July 12, 2016
-- Peter (@Pietros1) July 12, 2016
-- Alan Quays (@AlanQuays) July 12, 2016
-- Æðelstan Æðeling (@Aethelstan927) July 12, 2016
Who wouldn't like selfies when they resulted in these hilarious photos?