Is It Still Considered a Selfie If You’re a Twin?

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Well, hello there! So you’re curious about a rather peculiar question – Is it still considered a selfie if you’re a twin? Hold onto your hats, folks, because we’re about to dive into the world of twin selfies, where everything is double, and nothing is as simple as it seems.

Imagine, if you will, a sunlit day. You’re strolling down the pavement with your twin, feeling the crisp air on your face. Suddenly, the urge hits. You must capture this moment. You whip out your phone, flick to the front-facing camera (which is, let’s face it, the most critical invention since sliced bread), and voilà, the perfect selfie – or is it?

Because in this scenario, you’re not alone in the frame. You’ve got a co-star. Your twin. Your literal mirror image. You know, the one person who shares your DNA like a copied homework assignment.

Should this still qualify as a selfie? That’s the question that’s probably been keeping you up at night (or, more likely, just popped into your head because of this blog post). Well, let’s get into it, shall we?

The world of photography is no stranger to debates. From film versus digital to whether that Instagram filter really enhances your meal’s presentation (does it?), the field is rife with controversy. And now, we have the twin selfie conundrum to add to the list.

To unpack this, we must first understand what a selfie is. Oxford English Dictionary, as serious as a headmaster during detention, defines a selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.”

“But wait,” I hear you exclaim, “that’s me in the photo! And my twin. We’re the same, right?” Well, here’s the first twist: technically, and emotionally, yes, you are the same. You share the same birthday, similar features, and probably the same affinity for slap chips and bunny chow. But, and here’s the kicker, legally, and by every other societal construct, you’re two different people.

So, what do we make of this?

Here’s the thing, my friends. We can fuss over definitions, stir the pot of semantics, but at the end of the day, what truly matters is the essence of the moment you’re capturing. The laughter you shared with your twin, the shared glance, the matching outfits – these moments are what really count.

Is it a selfie? A twin-fie? A double exposure of genetic similarity? Does it really matter? After all, you’re taking a picture to capture a memory, a fraction of time that you want to keep, not to conform to a strict definition.

In the grand scheme of things, what you’re doing is creating your narrative. Whether that’s a solo journey or a shared one with your twin, it’s your story. The terms and definitions are just minor characters in the larger plot.

So the next time you’re out and about with your twin, don’t let this existential question bog you down. Whip out your phone, capture the moment, and label it as you see fit. After all, life’s too short to worry about the correct terminology for a twin selfie.

And who knows, you may just end up inventing a new photographic term that’ll confuse the daylights out of everyone else. So go forth, selfie, twin-fie, or whatever you want to call it – and keep us updated, will you? We’re always here for a good laugh, a philosophical debate, and, of course, a smashing photograph.

Until next time, keep seeing double, and remember – two selfies are always better than one!

Shaun Zietsman

Blogger and Content Creator from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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