In 2009 in the image hosting and video hosting website Flickr, Flickr users used 'selfies' to describe seemingly endless self-portraits posted by teenage girls.
According to Losse, improvements in design—especially the front-facing camera of the i Phone 4 (2010), mobile photo apps such as Instagram and Snapchat led to the resurgence of selfies in the early 2010s.
As early as 2003, Italian media artist Alberto Frigo started photographing every object his right hand uses.
The life long project resulted in the first categorized collection of selfies showing the artist every time he brushed his teeth, every time he put on deodorant etc.
Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself in 1839 which is also one of the first photographs of a person.
"Selfie" typically refers to self-portrait photos taken with the camera held at arm's length or pointed at a mirror, as opposed to those taken by using a self-timer or remote.The photo messaging application Snapchat is also largely used to send selfies.Some users of Snapchat choose to send intentionally-unattractive selfies to their friends for comedic purposes.although photos in the selfie genre predate the widespread use of the term.In the early 2000s, before Facebook became the dominant online social network, self-taken photographs were particularly common on My Space.