The Selfie: 5 Facts About Social Media's Most Annoying Fad

Written on:July 9, 2014
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Vanity is timeless. As long as there’s been a way to capture images, some ass hat person has used it for horn-tooting and self-gratification

We’re all guilty of taking selfies — but where did the trend begin? Click the video above to learn all about its origins and psychology

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1. The First Selfie Ever

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According to the Library of Congress, the oldest selfie photograph was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839. Based on the technology of the time, he would have had to remain motionless for 3 to 15 minutes to take it Read more…

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