Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, at the age of 13, was one of the first teenagers to take her own picture using a mirror to send to a friend in 1914.
In the letter that accompanied the photograph, she wrote, "I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror.
The word "selfie" was mentioned in Facebook status updates over 368,000 times during a one-week period in October 2013.
During the same period on Twitter, the hashtag #selfie was used in more than 150,000 tweets.
As of July 2017, in order of popularity, the four most popular social networking services are Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Snapchat.
In 2011, a crested black macaque pressed a trigger on a wildlife photographer's camera, set up in an Indonesian jungle for that specific purpose; when the camera was later recovered it was found to contain hundreds of selfies, including one of a grinning female macaque.
The pop-up museum called The Museum of Selfies is scheduled to open its doors to all selfie lovers in the year 2018 in Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles County, California.
The appeal of selfies comes from how easy they are to create and share, and the control they give self-photographers over how they present themselves.In 2009 in the image hosting and video hosting website Flickr, Flickr users used 'selfies' to describe seemingly endless self-portraits posted by teenage girls.According to Losse, improvements in design—especially the front-facing camera of the i Phone 4 (2010), mobile photo apps such as Instagram and Snapchat led to the resurgence of selfies in the early 2010s.The debut of the portable Kodak Brownie box camera in 1900 led to photographic self-portraiture becoming a more widespread technique.The method was usually by mirror and stabilizing the camera either on a nearby object or on a tripod while framing via a viewfinder at the top of the box.Many selfies are intended to present a flattering image of the person, especially to friends whom the photographer expects to be supportive.