Question 1: What is a selfie?


Answer 1: A selfie is a snap taken of one's self with optional friends (sources: Vision page of and Supermodel Icons page of


Question 2: What are derivative selfies?


Answer 2: Derivative selfies are digital creations made from one or more individual selfies. Examples of derivative selfies include: selfie collages, selfie animations, selfie movies, and selfie stories.


Question 3: What is a selfie collage?


Answer 3: A selfie collage is a spatially organized arrangement of 2 or more selfies. Common selfie collage arrangements include: 2-selfie side-by-side, 2-selfie top-over-bottom, 3-selfie side-by-side, 3-selfie top-over-bottom, 4-selfie small-grid (2 x 2), 9-selfie grid (3 x 3), 16-selfie big-grid (4 x 4), 32-selfie tall-wall (8 x 4), and 32-selfie wide-wall (4 x 8). Selfie side-by-side, top-over-bottom, grid, and wall arrangements are particularly well suited for presenting visual comparison, relationship, association, and big-picture views, respectively.


Question 4: What is a selfie animation?


Answer 4: A selfie animation is a temporally organized sequence of 2 or more selfies, typically presented one selfie at a time in a repeated loop. Selfie animations are particularly well suited for capturing the movements, expressions, and emotions of selfie participants over a specific, and typically short, period of time.


Question 5: What is a selfie movie?


Answer 5: A selfie movie is a spatially arranged and temporally organized sequence of selfies, typically presented one selfie or one collage of selfies at a time from beginning to end. Selfie movies often contain transition effects, background music, or voice narration to improve presentation flow and enhance audience engagement. Selfie movies are particularly well suited for capturing the overall tone, mood, and feeling of a social event or experience, as captured by the social interactions among selfie participants.


Question 6: What is a selfie story?


Answer 6: A selfie story is an interactive collection of selfies, selfie collages, selfie animations, or selfie movies organized by time and annotated with text. By using time as the unifying thread to link storyline elements (selfies and selfie collages, animations, and movies) in a linear presentation sequence, a selfie story naturally begins at the time of the first captured selfie and ends at the time of the last captured selfie. Selfie stories are particularly well suited for engaging audiences of friends, family members, fans, or followers and visually articulating the complete story behind a social experience or event.


Question 7: When do I use a selfie collage, animation, movie, or story?


Answer 7: Use a selfie collage to arrange related selfies next to one another in a single image. Use a selfie animation to stack related selfies on top of each other and play in a loop. Use a selfie movie to arrange selfies or selfie collages in a timeline with music and play as a video. Finally, use a selfie story to link selfies, selfie collages, selfie animations, and selfie movies to each other along an annotated interactive time thread.


Question 8: What is a mashie?


Answer 8: A mashie is a collection of snaps collaboratively organized by a group of friends (source: Supermodel Icons page of Mashies can be organized spatially, sequentially, temporally, or any combination or all of the above. That is, mashies can be specifically organized by space, sequence, or time; space and sequence, space and time, or sequence and time; or space, sequence, and time.


Question 9: What does a spatial mashie look like?


Answer 9: A good example of a mashie organized spatially is the Top Supermodel Icons of the 1950s mashie presented on the Supermodel Icons page of In this hypothetical example, mashie participants, Bardot, Monroe, Taylor, and Kelly, have collaboratively arranged photo snaps taken of each other at an awards ceremony, such as the Oscars, into a mashie organized spatially in a grid with three rows and two columns. If the Internet, Instagram, and Twitter were available in the 1950s, the four top icons would send the mashie out to their fans in real time via the cloud.


Question 10: What does a sequential spatial mashie look like?


Answer 10: A good example of a mashie organized by space and sequence number is the animated Top Supermodel Names of the 1950s mashie on the Supermodel Icons page of In this hypothetical example, mashie participants, Brigitte, Marilyn, Liz, and princess Grace, have collaboratively arranged their first and last names into a mashie organized in a sequenced grid that loops continuously. If social media and cloud-connected smart devices were available in the 50s, the 4 top icons would send the animated mashie to their friends and followers over the Internet.


Question 11: What is a derivative mashie?


Answer 11: A derivative mashie is modified version of a master mashie (source: Supermodel Icons page of Modifications include personalizations and customizations. Personalizations are cosmetic modifications to backgrounds, borders, and layers, which do not alter snaps. Customizations are non-cosmetic modifications that directly alter photo snaps, video snaps, or hologram snaps.


Question 12: What is a master mashie?


Answer 12: A master mashie is package that contains a mashie and each of its individual component snaps. By providing not only the mashie, but also its constituent snaps, a master mashie package contains all of the digital content required to create personalized and customized derivative mashies.


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