Study Finds America's Most Selfie-Obsessed States

Did you know that the word “selfie” has been added to the Oxford Online Dictionary? Turns out we use that word so constantly that it’s now become part of our daily vocabulary. So much so, that a recent study by AT&T ranked US states to see which one was the most popular among selfie takers.

We’ve all been guilty of snapping a selfie in downtown Miami but it turns out we aren’t the number one state for selfies. Those bragging rights belong to Nevada. Whether it’s the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, Red Rock Canyon or Lake Tahoe, Nevada takes the win for the best scenery.

The study scanned over 11,000 tweets with the “#selfie” over a four month period and that’s how they were able to determine where the most selfies were taken per capita. Rounding up the top five are Washington D.C., Hawaii, New York, and California. Florida fell just short of that list coming in at number 6. Mississippi, Iowa and North Dakota are at the other side of the study coming in as the three states with the lowest selfies published.

AT&T also gave some tips for those looking to boost their likes on social media. Turns out that left cheek selfies get more likes than right cheek. Also switch up your hashtags when #selfie isn’t doing it for you is key. The other top 10 Twitter tags posted with #selfie are #me, #love, #instagood, #photooftheday, #cute, #fashion, #happy, #smile, #art, #picoftheday.

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