Forget selfies, the new age social media photography is a dronie, and this hi-tech selfie can surely make your Facebook friends jealous.
A dronie is a selfie taken with a drone-mounted camera and it is all the rage right now.
However, there is a difference between the two: While selfies are still images, dronies are short videos.
The selfie phenomenon was created by smartphone cameras and social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook. The word became so popular that Oxford English Dictionary named it as the word of the year in 2013.
Now, dronies are on the cusp of becoming trendsetters. The fad gained more popularity after Dave Morin, a former Facebook manager and the founder of Path, tweeted a breathtaking dronie of a group of climbers at the summit of the Matterhorn.
Instagram and Twitter users too are catching up with the latest trend and are posting their dronies on the internet.
Dronies have definitely managed to up the ante of selfies and its popularity is increasing day by day. Social networking site Vomeo has even dedicated a separate section for it.
Below are some dronies posted by users on social media websites.
— Property Drones (@Drones4Property) June 9, 2014
— Keith Hopkin (@KeithHopkin) May 12, 2014