Sony releases an infographic about the selfie, it's older than you think

Sony releases an infographic about the selfie, it's older than you think
With today's official announcement of the Sony Xperia C3, Sony stepped up its game in the selfie department – the C3 really has the potential to produce really nice photos with its front snapper. Well, at least on paper, that is. As the selfie-taking capability is the highlight of the smartphone, Sony decided to educate the potential buyers of the Xperia C3 about the history of said self-taken photographs. Additionally, the tech giant has also thrown in some rather curious facts ans stats about the selfies for a good measure.

Back when Oxford declared “selfie” the word of 2013, we told you that one of the earliest selfies was taken by Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which snapped herself in the mirror in 1914. Well, Sony points out that another selfie predates her attempt by nearly a century – in a hipster-like fashion, Robert Cornelius used a daguerreotype photography process to snap his self-portrait in 1839. Way to go, Mr. Cornelius!

Without further ado, check out Sony's infographic below:


source: Sony

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15 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Mona Lisa is the oldest selfie.

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I like that reference hahaha

13. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

World map in pic 9 is wrong(see India part) ;(

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

stupendously heavily edited selfie? the man became a woman

8. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

she is now in some ones 'shelf'ie

10. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

nope it's not, i think the one who paints his own image in mirror is the one, and i can name few. now that's i call a classic selfie, painting yourself...

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I thought monalisa was lucrezia donati portrait painted by Leonardo Da Vinci

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

women tend to look @ their best, and they do..it's encoded in their DNA. mona lisa is a paintie.

4. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

if Filipinos find about this article, they gonna have that irritating #pinoypride again.. oww the nightmare, I can imagine it now bragging in social media about this. trust me I am a citizen of that 7,107 islands...

9. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

And I am not proud. Well I live in Quezon City.

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nagulat ako! When I saw Philippines ranked 1 in most selfied city.

15. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Apparently you haven't been checking the news... like a few months ago. But with the type of news on tv, who would anyway.

6. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Filipinos love selfie..

7. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Hate Duckfaces!! How to look retarded!

11. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually phones with Rotating back cameras are the best selfie phones Oppo N1

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