Makati City in the Philippines is the Selfie Capital of the World with 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people, according to TIME Magazine.
Trying to replicate DeGeneres’s success, even Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu posed for a selfie with Israeli soldiers near dozens of mortar shells and rockets seized from the Panama-flagged KLOS C civilian cargo ship.
And shortly after TIME’s rankings were correlated, Israeli selfie-app CamMe won Most Innovative Mobile App at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 thus ensuring the smartphone self-portrait trend to continue and expand.
It seems, however, that the Top Five snap happy places, according to TIME, are Manhattan (202 selfie-takers per 100,000 people), Miami (155 selfie-takers per 100,000 people), Anaheim and Santa Ana (147 selfie-takers per 100,000 people) and Petaling Jaya in Malaysia (141 selfie-takers per 100,000 people).
The magazine downloaded photos from the Instagram API in two sets of five days: from Jan. 28-Feb.2, 2014 and Mar. 3-7, 2014.
TIME admits that its study is far from perfect but said counting photos tagged “selfie” that also included a geographic location was the only way to create a database.
There are 459 world cities included in the database.