No, Paris Hilton Didn't Invent The Selfie. Twitter Has Proof

No, you so did not, Paris!

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No, Paris Hilton Didn't Invent The Selfie. Twitter Has Proof

Paris Hilton tweeted a photo of herself and Britney Spears saying she invented the selfie 11 years ago

Selfie: A photo one takes of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

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On Monday, socialite Paris Hilton posted some happy throwback pictures of herself with popstar Britney Spears. But her wild claim in the tweet didn't go down too well with Twitterati. In the tweet Paris Hilton said, "11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!". Soon, the entrepreneur was deluged with "selfies" taken way before her time, some even before social media even existed.
 
One user said it was Bill Nye - the science guy who invented the selfie back in 1999. Photo by the user showed Bill Nye taking a selfie on a plane using an old film camera.
 
Even Madonna did it way before
 
So did Susan Sarandon, in 1991 film Thelma & Louise
 
Hell, even Kramer did it on Seinfeld
 
The Beatles certainly did it before her
 
And then this
 
Some said their own selfies were taken before hers
 
Someone claimed a man named Robert Cornelius took the world's first selfie in the 1830s, that's nearly 200 years before Paris Hilton's version. The 30-year-old took the oldest existing selfie outside his lamp shop in Philadelphia.
 
The first modern day group selfie or "groupfie"?
 
According to BBC, the word "selfie" was accidentally invented in Australia in 2002 on an online forum. A man named Nathan Hope posted a blurry photo of a cut on his lip and wrote, "sorry about the focus, it was a selfie".

Thanks for the pop culture lesson, Twitter!

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