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It’s a Tie Between Makati, Pasig in Time’s ‘Selfie Capital’ Survey

If there are two cities in the world where “selfies” or low-fi, self-shots are done most frequently, those would be Makati and Pasig of Metro Manila.

No less than Time magazine declared the two cities as the “Selfie Capitals of the World.”

The publication said the cities of Makati and Pasig came out the winners in a study conducted on selfie pictures taken from 458 cities in the world in the course of a 10-day period.

Based on their data, Time officials said the two cities 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people.

Time magazine’s Chris Wilson explained they got their data based on the downloaded Instagram pictures in two sets of five days–from January 28 to February 2, 2014 and March 3-7, 2014.

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Wilson said data for each day consisted “of the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight to account for all time zones equally. Wilson added that the 402,197 Instagram photos tagged as “selfies” included geographic coordinates.

It was learned that aside from Makati and Pasig, Cebu City, the premier city in Visayas also made it to the top 10 cities in the world that produce the most selfies.

The data gathered by Time has shown that there were 99 selfie-takers per 100,000 people in Cebu City.

Here is the complete list of the cities where selfie shots are its best and highest\:

1. Makati City and Pasig City, 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 & 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

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