Selfies in general were present basically ever since cameras became more and more common. But they weren't as common as now until Sony Ericsson released the Z1010 model which had a novum – a front camera which allowed it's owners to take selfies whenever they felt like it. Before that it was more difficult. Cameras took more space and most people didn't bring them around all the time. At first, selfies were linked mostly with myspace and were seen as a sign of bad taste. In comparison, early facebook photos were incomparably more formal. Selfies re-emerged around the time when the iPhone 4 was introduced. It brought better quality of the photos and made selfies become even more popular. Currently you can also use a selfie box and take great and original pictures with fantastic props. It's a great photobooth for events (photobooth til event).