The History Of The Selfie Stretches Back Way Before Instagram [Infographic]

history of the selfie

There’s no escaping that “selfies” have become a part of our culture and everyday life. Though the social phenomenon seems to have hit a continuous peak thanks to photo apps like Instagram, the concept of the “selfie” actually goes back quite a bit further in history, even long before the days of MySpace.

Marketing automation software provider Marketo traces the origins of the selfie all the way back to Van Gogh in the infographic below, and follows with a pretty accurate breakdown of the various kinds of selfies that flood our news feeds every time we log in. Check it out below, and let us know what you think!

selfie infographic

[Image: Lotus Carroll]

Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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