THE THINGS WE CAN’T SAY IN SELFIES – NARRATING THE SELF THROUGH GPOY, REACTION-GIF AND ‘CURRENT STATUS’ IMAGES

  • Katrin Tildenberg Tallinn University
  • Cindy Tekobbe Arizona State University

Abstract

We are surrounded by the ‘powerful and seductive’ (Rose, 2001, p.10) images - art, ads, icons, comics, family albums, memes and selfies. The ease of exchanging pictures in the digitally saturated environment of ubiquitous camera-phones makes the communicative potential of images incredibly high. This paper explores the selection and posting of GPOY (gratuitous picture of yourself), gif (graphics interchange format) and ‘current status’ images [from now on referred to as GPOY] commonly used in social media as acts of meaning making and belonging.

Published
2014-10-31
How to Cite
Tildenberg, K., & Tekobbe, C. (2014). THE THINGS WE CAN’T SAY IN SELFIES – NARRATING THE SELF THROUGH GPOY, REACTION-GIF AND ‘CURRENT STATUS’ IMAGES. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 4. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v4i0.9065
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