Photography

Why do we hate selfies?

Robert Cornelius—the taker of the first "selfie" in 1839—would have had to sit motionless for 3 to 15 minutes to take it. Why do we hate selfies?

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  1. Selfies are similar to social media status updates, where people want to share a moment in time with others. 02:32

Written by Curiosity Staff December 5, 2014

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