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12 Awesome Selfie Facts That We Bet You Didn't Know

If you thought pulling off a selfie was difficult before, 2014 proved you wrong with the discovery of world's first modern 'selfie' dated back to 1920s. However, there is no denying the fact that Millenials were the ones who acquired the word 'selfie' enough cachet to be declared the Oxford Dictionaries “word of the year” in 2013.

A PEW Research survey suggests more than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’ on social media; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this. Overall, 26% of Americans have shared a “selfie” on a photo-sharing or social networking site.

Here is an extensive list of selfie facts that we believe you did not know before. Enjoy the read!

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12 Awesome Selfie Facts That We Bet You Didn't Know

  1. 12 Awesome Selfie Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know…
  2. Who wanted to look better in selfies? Girls or Boys
  3. The world searched for ‘Guy Selfie Tips’ but almost never for ‘Girl Selfie Tips’, says Google. Did you know ‘Boys selfie Tips’ top search results in 2014?
  4. Search for ‘Better Selfie’ went 6- times high. Selfies hit the mainstream with an increase in search 8-times on 2013. Search for ‘what is a selfie?’ went up 3 times.
  5. Cancer Research UK launched an initiative ‘No Make Up Selfie’ in March, 2014. The search for ‘Cancer Awareness’ doubled during the month and the campaign grossed $12.5 Million.
  6. Popular celebrities hit social media with the #NoMakeUpSelfie.
  7. Selfie stick took selfies to a new height. Selfie Stick is a tool that helps people take better selfies by increasing the field of vision of the camera.
  8. Search for ‘selfie stick’ jumped upto 19x.
  9. This royal photo-bomb doubled the search for ‘Photobomb’. The selfie went viral and Queen Photobombing became the 4th highest related search term on Google’s radar.
  10. Photobombing is the act of stepping into the background of a photograph to humorously sabotage it.
  11. Danny Bowman, a selfie addict, made a confession to the public saying, “I lost my friends, my education, my health and almost my life.”
  12. As a result, people started talking about ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder’ and it peaked throughout 2014.
  13. Monkeys became part of selfie craze when wildlife photographer, David Slater, left his camera unattended for a Macaque Monkey.
  14. And did you know ‘Monkey Selfie’ beat ‘Kardashian Selfie’ on search in 2014?
  15. The First Selfie Ever: This photograph, snapped in New York on the roof of the Marceau Studio on Fifth Avenue, in December 1920, was marked the first modern selfie.
  16. Most Searched Celebrity Selfies.
  17. Ellen DeGeneres top the list for her Oscar Selfie. @SURVEYCREST
  18. Emma Stone’s Nude selfie made headlines and secured second position in search. @SURVEYCREST
  19. President Obama posed for a funeral selfie and Michelle Obama’s stern look caught attention on the Web. @SURVEYCREST
  20. The ever hot Kim Kardashian got fourth position in search. @SURVEYCREST
  21. Danica’s nip slip caused stir discussion about selfie ethics and made her fifth most searched celeb selfie in 2014. @SURVEYCREST
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If you thought pulling off a selfie was difficult before, 2014 proved you wrong with the discovery of world's first modern 'selfie' dated back to 1920s. However, there is no denying the fact that Millenials were the ones who acquired the word 'selfie' enough cachet to be declared the Oxford Dictionaries “word of the year” in 2013. A PEW Research survey suggests more than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’ on social media; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this. Overall, 26% of Americans have shared a “selfie” on a photo-sharing or social networking site. Here is an extensive list of selfie facts that we believe you did not know before. Enjoy the read!

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