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The Selfie Revolution

 Did you know that the first photographic selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839? Did you know that 215,456,099 instagram photos bear the hashtag #selfie to date?  Most selfies taken in one hour- 657.  Most retweeted selfie: that of Ellen DeGeneres.  Highest price ever paid for a photograph – was for a selfie: $3.9 million at Christies for a Cindy Sherman print (well deserved, I might add- she is genius). Which city boasts most selfies taken: Makati City, Philippines — followed by NYC. Selfie became an official word in the Oxford and Merriam Webster Dictionaries last year.  You might have guessed that women take more selfies than men… until age 40- then it reverses.  Over the holidays, we decided to conduct a poll to get a cross-section of public viewpoint on selfies. While most reactions were generationally predictable, there were a few surprises. Needless to say, the question sparked great conversations, and there was no shortage of opinion. Here is a sampling:

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