And the world's 'selfiest' city is...

2014-03-11 15:02
Tokyo. New York. Paris.

Surely one of these metropolises would take the title for the city that can boast the most Instagram ‘selfies.’

But no, Time reports that their investigation involving 400 000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates, revealed Makati City to be the real centre of the narcissistic universe.

In total, they ranked 459 cities and South Africa only just made the list.  

With 7 selfie-takers per 10 000 people, Joburg was crowned the selfiest city in South Africa, but only ranked 313th in the world.

Cape Town followed in 331st position, Pretoria at 379, PE at 400 and Durban 414.

Here is Time’s list of the world’s top 10 selfie cities:

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  

Have you ever taken a travel selfie? Send it our way to pics@news24travel.com, tweet it to us at @news24travel, share it on our Facebook pageor mention us in a comment on Instagram and we'll check it out.  
Read more on:    selfies  |  travel  |  travel international

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel

 
/News

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.