Selfie Packs a Great Punch!

Selfie Packs a Great Punch!

Bradley Cooper, Oscars

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As many may have already seen on their social media newsfeeds, Ellen DeGeneres snapped the most celebrity-packed selfie in history. #Selfie is now one of the top trending hashtags on social media, and it has recently become a worldwide phenomenon. Artists are releasing songs about it, such as “#Selfie,” by the Chainsmokers, which is turning into huge club banger.

Market research companies are beginning to study selfies from across the globe and the differences between selfies from culture to culture.

From Channing Tatum to Brad and Angelina, all of the big names from this year’s Oscars were in Ellen’s selfie.

However, DeGeneres, who was the host of this year’s Oscars, took the picture on a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note.

Samsung was the official sponsor. Putting the pieces together, one could be led to think that it was a PR stunt directed by Samsung. Wrong. This global selfie was just a mere idea of Ellen’s, and it has now led to even bigger things. Samsung was so pleased by DeGeneres and her impact that they released the following statement:
“While we were a sponsor of the Oscars and had an integration with ABC, we were delighted to see Ellen organically incorporate the device into the selfie moment that had everyone talking. A great surprise for everyone, she captured something that nobody expected. In honor of this epic moment, and, of course, the incredible response of nearly 3 million retweets, we wanted to make a donation to Ellen’s charities of choice: St Jude’s and the Humane Society. Samsung will donate 1.5 million dollars to each charity.”

So, while some people may make fun of selfies, and others may embrace it, now it is possible to say that selfies are good for humanity. Never thought selfies would get there, but it seems that it has. If you are looking to get famous, or raise money for a charity, maybe your next attempt should be a unique selfie.

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Jamieson Cox

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