The Oscar Selfie that crashed Twitter

March 10, 2014

The Oscar Selfie that crashed Twitter

by Madeeha ishtiaque

An oscar selfie retweeted 779,295  times in half an hour and over 2M, showcasing some of the finest Oscar actors, perhaps shows more than just the Oscar funda. A craze for selfies, to be precise, accounts more or less for the maddening popularity of the picture.

Note that it’s not any other Oscar picture that went virals on the social media, this image that led to twitter crashing for a while due to traffic overload, is a “selfie” of some of the finest celebrities at the Oscar Night. (Left-to-Right): Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'O, Peter N'yongO and Angelina Jolie, taken from a Samsung smart phone that did the magic.

What does it show?           

Usually a selfie is synonymous with self-obsession and these shining stars standing at the sacred Oscar venue in a moment of self-admiration surely placated the appetite for an audience that could relate to this selfie better than a choreographed Oscar shoot.

Right after it, many mock-selfies flooded on twitter to and the best one’s this- from the Simpsons. Here have a look:

And since we live in an era of selfies, when’s your next coming?