MANILA, Philippines – Makati City and  Pasig City are the “Selfie Capitals of the World,” TIME Magazine reported Tuesday.

“Makati City, known as the financial center of the Philippines, can now boast another distinction: It is the Selfie Capital of the World,” TIME editor Chris Wilson said in a post on the magazine’s website Tuesday.

Wilson added, “The city, part of metropolitan Manila and home to 500,000 people, produces more selfies per capita than any other city in the world.”

TIME made a database of over 400,000 Instagram “selfies” and found that the two cities had the world’s most number of “selfies”.

The photos were downloaded from photo sharing application Instagram from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 and March 3-7, 2014.

Cebu City also ranked ninth in the list of the Top 10 selfie-taking cities in the world.

 

The Top 10 are:

  1. Makati City and Pasig, Philippines – 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  2. Manhattan, New York – 202 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  3. Miami, Florida – 155 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  4. Anaheim and Santa Ana, California – 147 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  5. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – 141 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  6. Tel Aviv, Israel – 139 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  7. Manchester, England – 114 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  8. Milan, Italy – 108 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  9. Cebu City, Philippines – 99 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
  10. George Town, Malaysia – 95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

source: inquirer

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  1. I tried to find the deeper meaning of the word ‘selfie’ on Urban Dictionary and I really laugh so hard. This made me think if I should be proud that Makati and Pasig is the Selfie capital of the world. xD