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Via: The Daily Dot
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Earlier today a student armed with a knife at Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh, PA attacked and injured at least 20 students. Several have been hospitalized with serious injuries but no deaths have been reported as of this time. Thinking quickly, student Nate Scimio pulled the fire alarm and alerted other students of the emergency. After he was taken to the hospital, this selfie happened.

Frankly, making some derisive comment about "kids these days" seems totally unwarranted when the kid involved likely saved lives. Of course, that didn't stop the press from asking for interviews and snarky comments like this:



Selfie earned, selfie deserved, Mr. Scimio.

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Via: Fast Company
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This shot of five photographers (remember when that was a profession that only a few could enter?) on a New York City rooftop in 1920 might be the earliest instance we have of what would be considered a modern selfie. Self-referential meta-photography was born with the selfie itself, apparently, as there's also a shot of the photo being made:

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