- Way ahead of his time, the earliest known photographic self-portrait was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.
- An Ohio State University study revealed that men who post numerous selfies online tend to show higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy.
- The same study also found that guys who spend a lot of time editing their selfies have greater levels of self-objectification than their counterparts.
In 2012, Time magazine featured the word in its “Top 10 Buzzwords.”
In 2014, mobile device maker Huawei trademarked the term “groupie,” which refers to panoramic, group-selfies.
A selfie arranged by 86th Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 is the most retweeted Twitter image ever.
In 2014, the word was officially accepted for use in the word game Scrabble.
According to Google stats, 93 million selfies are taken every day on Android devices — that's 64,583 photos per minute.
A survey commissioned by smartphone and camera maker Samsung showed that selfies make up 30% of the photos taken by young adults aged 18 to 24.
A 2013 Facebook study showed a correlation between people who post selfies and lower levels of social support from and intimacy with friends on the site. With the exception for those marked as “Close Friends,” the research stated that "those who frequently post photographs on Facebook risk damaging real-life relationships.”