The “Oscar Selfie” The Most Retweeted Selfie

Just forty five minutes after Ellen DeGeneres tweeted the highly starred Oscar selfie, more than 750,000 retweets had been done causing the Twitter site to be knocked down a couple of times.But this fact is no wonder considering that the picture included A listers like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto and Channing Tatum. In a little as three days, it has garnered more that three million retweets making it the most retweeted selfie at present time.

It turned out that the said selfie was not made just for fun. If you were one of the people who were keen to follow Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar posts, you would have noticed that she was using her Samsung gadget to capture every moment. And while Samsung denied that it was a publicity stunt, it had acknowledged the fact the said tweet gave the company a good advertisement. Thus, it had donated almost three million dollars to Ellen’s chosen charities.

But what is it about that selfie that made it viral? We mostly view the Oscar’s on TV and remembering it to be glamorous and high end. Hollywood stars are almost perfect with every capture of the camera. Everyone is well polished and the scenes are just dreamy. Seeing this part of the Oscars where stars just goof around like normal people gave this event a different light. How can anyone not relate with taking selfies with couple of friends or workmates?

Another reason is the powerhouse cast that was captured in the photo. You could imagine how many million dollars would it take to make Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt pose for a single picture. Paparazzi would go into different heights just to capture a goofy of candid shot of these stars. In other words, this photo might even be worth more than three million dollars.

In the light of this new era, it seemed we are closer to our favorite stars and with the presence of social media, we see the side of them that was never possible decades ago. We follow them as they update us on their everyday lives. They also rant in social media or post something stupid. They also like connecting with their friends online. And yes, they like to take selfies, too.