The ‘meta selfies’ gain ground on Instagram: discover this new concept

Ever since social media was invented, selfie They are part of the photographic catalog of millions of users (including celebrities) who like to highlight their best attributes with photos of themselves. With the arrival of Instagram, this phenomenon increased and, currently, we are experiencing a revolution with the so-called ‘meta selfie’, which are nothing more than selfie within selfie. Next, we tell you more details about its meaning.

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The first selfie in history

Before knowing the tendency for the ‘meta selfie‘, we consider it important to know the origin of the selfie traditional. According to data from the BBC, American businessman and photographer Robert Cornelius was the pioneer in the art of taking selfie. In 1839, when Cornelius was 30 years old, he took a self-portrait in his lamp shop in Philadelphia, United States.

It should be noted that in order to take such a postcard, Cornelius had to stand for 15 minutes.

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What are ‘meta selfies’?

According to an article in cosmopolitan, the ‘meta selfies’ have come to revolutionize the universe of traditional selfie. If the selfie praised the word perfection As the great norm of social networks, with the ‘meta selfies’ it is the opposite. Now, users no longer manage to take pictures in the mirror without the cameras being seen. Instead they go to great lengths to portray the paraphernalia that goes into taking a picture of themselves. In other words, let the mobile phone case, the tripod, the same camera that captures the moment and other accessories be noticed. Almost, almost like behind the scenes.

For us to understand better, ‘meta selfies’ are a selfie within a selfie. It is about photographing your face or full body inside a mirror or the screen of a camera. It is a practice that advocates the self-reference of photographs.

Ire Martín, an expert in business psychoeducation, explained to cosmopolitan that from a creative point of view, ‘meta selfies’ are a broader level of creativity compared to selfie traditional. According to the expert, the ‘meta selfies’ are a “behind the scenes” that allows us to get closer to our followers and provide a kind of transparency about how we show ourselves on social networks.

“As the tripod, the mirror or whatever is around can come out, there are no longer any secrets between whoever takes the ‘meta selfie’ and whoever looks at it. At a time when everything is invented, the battle for attention needs to find nuances and details to continue doing the same but with better results. In this case, what is sought is to retain a few more seconds for the user, who is looking for details, and also wants to make him feel part of the story”, Ire Martín told cosmopolitan.


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The portal cosmopolitan wonders what is the obsession with this practice and the expert in business psychoeducation, Ire Martín, replies that what she calls the “egoic individuality”, to give way to the ‘selfie goal’. Through this, the user takes a more active role when taking a picture, as it shows the environment that surrounds the picture, without the need to highlight perfection or neatness in it. Everything seems more natural and authentic.

“As for the narrative, it is still an element that enhances personal branding and ‘storytelling’, since all the photos that we can find under the ‘hashtag’ #metaselfie of celebrities, ‘influencers’ or anonymous users have a story that tends to get out of the perfect frame that is published, because elements less ‘instagrammable’ and more real slip into it […]”, concludes Ire Martín.

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Several Internet celebrities have appropriated this technique, such as Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian. Did you already do it too?

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