- Credits to Mashable
“Selfie” officially became Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2013 in November. Usage in the English language has increased by a whopping 17,000% since last year, according to Oxford.
Now, let’s take a little trip back to the roots of the the social-media era’s most loved (and loathed) mode of photographic self-expression. It’s probably safe to assume that most selfies still happen on Instagram, where 55 million photos are shared each day. The hashtag #selfie has been used on Instagram 57 million times, the company said. Above, according to Instagram, is the first photo tagged #selfie in the photo-sharing network’s short but illustrious history. It was uploaded on Jan. 16, 2011 by user Jennifer Lee. Then, on Jan. 27, 2011, the day Instagram first introduced hashtags, Lee added the fateful #selfie hashtag.