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Word of the year is selfie

  • Many well-known people have made headlines in 2013 with selfies, which has made it easier for Oxford Dictionaries to pick the word of the year. 

    The word "Selfie" featured on the dictionary's site sometime in June 2012 but it appears as if everyone posted a selfie somewhere or the other on the Internet this year. 

    The blog noted that the word has been around since a decade but it has never seen such as increased usage. Time reported that the usage has in fact, increased by 17,000 percent within one year. 

    Tagged as: word of the year, most used word of the year, selfie, technology news