Researchers at the Australian National University have analysed thousands of Instagram photos to arrive at a definitive breakdown of the types of selfie uploaded there.

“These are people selling a view of their lifestyle or themselves, and the currency of the transaction is likes and follows. The aim is to build an audience and establish a type of fame or admiration on social media,”said Dr Toni Eagar.

No shit.

https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/selfies-are-more-than-a-form-of-vanity