Question: What is a selfie, and how do we form an understanding of the concept?
Hypothesis: A selfie is an empirical understanding of the self, therefore we must ask others what a selfie means to them while enacting the verb as a noun as it exists as both. Random persons as well as a few selected individuals were asked to articulate their thoughts. 
As research, it is atypical as there is no clear definition or analysis from I, the researcher. There is however an aggregate, an open source collaboration creating a schema and analysis in a meta format.