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May 26, 2014

The Science of Selfies: How to Get More Likes on Your Photos - infographic

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The Science of #Selfie: Get More Commnets on Your Posts - #infographic #socialmedia
Using a data-set of more than 160,000 Instagram images tagged with hashtag #selfie, Dan Zarrella (a social media scientist) studied the science of selfies and what leads to more (or fewer) likes.
Here's what he found:
Dan analyzed the dominant colors in the images and found that cooler blues and greens were correlated with more likes than warmer reds, yellows, oranges and pinks.
He also found that Willow and Normal  photos (No filter) were the most liked, followed by high contrast and saturation filters.
On the flip side of the coin, the least-liked tag was #Drunk. Selfies tagged with #drunk saw a 40 percent lower like rate than those without the tag.
There's more in the full infgraphic. Take a look:
The Science of #Selfies: How to Get More #SocialMedia Likes and Shares - #infographic #marketing
Top Selfie image: AJ Batac via Flickr.

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