This Infographic Shows the Origins of the Selfie-Obsessed Generation

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 24, 2014
References: marketo & sociallystacked
This infographic, titled 'The Evolution of the Selfie-Obsessed Generation,' is a humorous yet thought-provoking look at the evolution of selfies. It lists different categories of selfies, ranging from the "sunset selfie" to the "duckface selfie."

The infographic points out that despite the impression that the selfie is a by-product of Instagram, it actually technically predates digital photography, as best illustrated by post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh's self-portraits.

However, the infographic notes that selfies have been taken to the next level in the modern digital world, where access to photo-taking devices is easier than ever and people are obsessed with their self-image. It also conveys to marketers the importance of understanding the selfie-obsessed generation, so as to be able to connect with them at a deeper level.