Donut selfie? Appsolutely, stick it to me

SINGAPORE - It looks like selfies are here to stay, and the latest take on the self-portrait taken using a mobile device at arm's length is the donut selfie.

Former Microsoft employee Karen X. Cheng, who wants to introduce the phenomenon to the world, started a website with tutorial videos on how to take Matrix-like video selfie in October. (Hint: It's not a selfie of you eating a ring of fried dough.)

She also invites people to submit donut selfies to her.

She writes on the site "If enough people do it, I'd like to compile an around-the-world selfie made by people from all different cultures and countries."

Singaporean Vincent Tan was one of those featured on the site. The video starts with him doing the donut selfie at Changi Airport, and then at locations around Thailand. It was uploaded on Youtube on Nov 2 with the title "Donut Selfie through Thailand!".

There are video clips on the site that hail from Malaysia, the Philippines, Italy and Iceland among others. We don't know yet if this will be the latest in digital self-portraiture to take the world by storm, but here's a look at some alternative ways of taking selfies other than the usual pout and click.

Stick-it-to-me selfies

This variant of selfie-taking involves using what photographers call a monopod, and the rest of us call selfie sticks.

It becomes really useful when you have a big group of friends, need to include scenery behind you, or do this:

App-assisted selfies

With camera and selfie apps, you can:

Turn your selfie into a sketch, with Paper Camera


Channel Andy Warhol, with Selfiegram


Turn yourself into a caricature, with MomentCam


Or do real-time photoshop, with Beauty Mirror


The #wefie, #footsie and #WakeUpCall

Ellen DeGeneres showed us how to #wefie

Jessica Alba makes taking the #footsie look so easy

Naomi Campbell was one of the celebrities who took part in Unicef's #WakeUpCall to raise funds for Syria

The twinfie

Okay, we just made that word up. But when you get your own wax figure in Madame Tussauds you can do this too.


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