Selfies in general were present basically ever since cameras became more and more widespread. 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 create selfies whenever they felt like it. Before that it was more complicted. Cameras took more space and most people didn't bring them around all the time. At first, selfies were connected 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 released. It brought better quality of the photos and made selfies become even more widespread. Now you can also use a selfie box and take great and original pictures with fantastic props. It's a wonderful photobooth for events (photobooth til event).