Let Me Take a Selfie

Let Me Take a Selfie

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About

Let Me Take a Selfie is a Vine video fad that involves lip-synching to a verse from The Chainsmokers’ 2014 electronic dance single “#SELFIE” before taking a series of selfies in dramatic and comical poses.

Origin

Produced by the New York-based electronic dance duo The Chainsmokers, the music video for their single “#SELFIE” was uploaded to the YouTube channel [1] on January 29th, 2014. As of March 2014, it has over 12.1 million views.



On February 21st, 2014, Viner tristan m[4] uploaded a video of three girls taking a selfie as “#Selfie” played in the background.



Spread

Between February and March 2014,[5] Vine users tweeted videos with the tag #letmetakeaselfie over 23,000 times. Notable examples include a Batman themed Vine uploaded on by Viner Christiano Covino on March 3rd (shown below, left) and a mock injury-themed Vine uploaded on March 11th by Viner Brittany Furlan (below right).[7] As of March 14th Covino’s Vine has over 66,000 revines and Furlan’s Vine has over 100,000 revines.



On March 11th, 2014, Vine compilation YouTube channel Vine Türkiye[2] uploaded a collection of “Let Me Take a Selfie” Vines. As of March 14th, the video has over 270,000 views.



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External References

[1]Twitter – SELENASADMEZ

[2]YouTube – Vine Türkiye

[3]YouTube – VineStarss

[4]Vine – tristan m

[5]Topsy – letmetakeaselfie

[6]Vine – Christiano

[7]Vine – Brittany Furlan

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