New York : Today’s selfie obsession is as bad as we thought. According to a new study, a youngster clicks over 2,000 selfies a year!

Researchers from Intel and Lineage Labs interviewed 1,000 Americans over the age of 18 about their photo-taking habits, to find out exactly how much of an epidemic the plague of selfies has become.

Around 50 per cent of the people surveyed admitted they took a selfie every day. Among the rest, some of them took a selfie a week, or a selfie every other day.

And those who counted themselves as regular users of their phone took at least six selfies a day, every day, Metro.co.uk reported, citing results of the study.       Apparently only 6 per cent of photographs on the average American’s phone are selfies, with more photos of friends and family, travel, and kids filling up their photo libraries. However, a closer look at a slightly younger demographic highlights society’s current obsession with selfies, ignoring for a moment all the parents and grandparents who are busy using their phones to document their children’s achievements.

On the average 18-24 year old’s phone, 16 per cent of photos are selfies, according to the study. “On any given day, more than half of Americans take at least one photo (59%). Among photo-taking Americans, the average was two photos each day. Twenty per cent of those Americans take six or more photos each day.

“The number of pure snaps is likely higher, given that 17% of Americans claim to take the same photo four or more times in order to get the best shot. Sixteen per cent report that they “consistently” have to delete photos on their mobile device in order to take more,” it said. PTI

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