According to CNN, "The most esteemed guardian of the English language has bestowed a prestigious honor upon debatably the most embarrassing phenomenon of the digital age: the selfie."
selfie noun, informal (also selfy; plural selfies): "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website"
Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 was named yesterday -- selfie. "The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest during the year to date. Language research conducted by Oxford Dictionaries editors reveals that the frequency of the word selfie in the English language has increased by 17,000% since this time last year."