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  • Tags: Selfie: A Medium Gradually Developing with Technology and Society

The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It was named after the six degrees of separation concept and allowed users to list friends, family members, and acquaintances both on the site and externally; external…
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The VP-210 was released in May 1999 and used a single 110,000-pixel front-facing camera to send two photos per second via Japan's PHS mobile phone network system. It has a capacity of 20 JPEG photographs. The camera phone was the same size as…
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In the 1980s, photo editing computer programs for personal computers were made. The first version of Adobe Photoshop was released in 1988. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only for raster graphics editing, but also for…
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In 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson created the first-ever digital camera. The camera was about the size of a breadbox and it took 23 seconds to capture a single image. It took 0.01-megapixel images shot only in black and white that were saved to a…
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"Selfie" has been named as word of 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries (BBC News 2013). To be named as the word of a year, a word does not have to have been coined during the last 12 months to qualify, but it must have been prominent or notable during that…
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In 1925, the earliest prototype of the selfie stick appeared. In this year, A photo from that year shows a man taking a photograph of himself and his wife, with the aid of a long pole which is pointed towards the camera and out of frame. And the long…
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Self-timers allow a photographer to be included in the photograph by delaying the opening of the shutter (Vintagephoto 2001). Self-timer provides great convenience for the development of selfies because people can better control the time when one…
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In 1900, Eastman Kodak released the new Brownie dollar box camera. It was a rudimentary cardboard box camera with a simple meniscus lens that took 2 1/4-inch square photographs on 117 rolls of film (Wikipedia 2019). It was sold for one dollar. One…
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The Kodak simplified #1 box camera, created in 1888 by George Eastman, an American innovator and entrepreneur, was the first "box" camera to gain widespread public acceptance. Its design became the archetype for box camera designs. George Eastman…
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In October of 1839, the Dutch-born chemist Robert Cornelius made Photo Self-Portrait (1839) while standing in the yard behind his family's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lamp store (Eckel, Ruchatz, and Wirth 2018). Setting up his camera at the back of…
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