George Town and PJ among top 10 selfiest cities

George Town and PJ among top 10 selfiest cities

PETALING JAYA - Malaysians love taking photos of themselves and posting it on social media - and this has been confirmed by Time magazine.

The magazine has named George Town and Petaling Jaya as among the top 10 cities that produce the most "selfies" in the world while Kuala Lumpur clinched 21st position in the list of 100 cities.

Petaling Jaya clinched the fifth spot with 141 "selfie-takers" for every 100,000 people while George Town made it to the 10th spot with 95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people.

Kuala Lumpur has 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people.

Oxforddictionaries.com has defined selfie as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam, and uploaded to social media".

The financial centre of the Philippines, Makati City, had been named the world's "selfie capital" after it secured the top spot with 258 selfie-takers for every 100,000 people.

"To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, Time built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged 'selfie' that included geographic coordinates.

"In total, we ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest places on earth," it said in the article.

Other cities that made it to the top 10 were Manhattan in New York and Miami in Florida - both in United States, Tel Aviv in Israel, Manchester in England, Milan in Italy and Cebu in the Philippines.

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