Social networking site Twitter has released its annual statistics and the word ‘selfie’ has been mentioned more than 92 million times. That’s a whopping 500 percent increase on 2013.
It seems we can’t get enough of taking pictures of ourselves and then tweeting about them.
In fact, this year’s ‘golden tweet‘ – ie. the tweet retweeted the most times – is Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres’s star-studded selfie. You know the one? She grabbed pretty much every famous face within arms reach and stuffed them all in a shot taken midway through the ceremony. It’s not just this year’s most retweeted tweet; it’s the most retweeted tweet since the site launched.
So here are our favourite celebrity selflies of 2014 and memorable efforts from the dark ages of Twitter, when ‘selfie’ hadn’t even entered the dictionary…
Here’s how you celebrate Germany winning the World Cup
Selfie 2…:-) pic.twitter.com/RJh7RnXXUw
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 13, 2014
A simple exclamation mark to celebrate graduation day for actress Emma Watson
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) May 25, 2014
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic
The tennis players took their selfie courtside in the US
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) March 4, 2014
Ant and Dec
Hosts Ant and Dec hit us with this from the NTAs
Just WOW!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/LK8l90SxCA
— antanddec (@antanddec) January 22, 2014
The Imitation Game cast
Of course this happened at the premiere for Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and co’s latest film
— BFI (@BFI) October 8, 2014
Chatty Man rocks his own version of the Oscars selfie during charity show Stand Up To Cancer
— Alan Carr (@AlanCarr) October 17, 2014
Prince Harry and Prince William
Selfies go royal as the two princes launch the Queen’s Young Leaders award
Thor star Tom shares the love with Loki fans, telling them: “To all the Loki lovers out there: your messages of support and delight have been AMAZING. Here’s a pic to say ‘thank you’.”
The Derek star asks, “Seriously, is it just me, or am I getting better looking with age?”
We suspect Sherlock devotees knew where Mark was off to with this dapper get up. He tweeted that he was going to talk to a man about a dog.
Of course you’d have a selfie in the Bake Off tent with host Sue Perkins. Although it’d be better if there were fewer plates and more cake…
Homeland star David Harewood said he was in need of some good vibes today… then he got stuck in a lift.
The Silk star tests out the various ways to wear his barrister’s wig… they don’t work.
As the man who introduced Twitter to the masses, Stephen has of course found an easier way to take a selfie – use a mirror.
Yes, even Luther wears a bit of make-up. Here applied in a frantic rush as he’s already supposed to be on the air… Although there’s always time for a selfie, of course.
Oh look, it’s Dan Stevens on the Downton Abbey set being all sweet and sending Valentine’s wishes from himself and co-star Allen Leech. Always a romantic. Minus his heartbreaking exit from the show, of course.
Being Joey Essex must be exhausting.
Our comic columnist shows us how it’s done. Sultry look? Check. Cute outfit? Check. Adorable animal? Check. Seflie gold.
Also going for the cute animal angle. We’re not sure who is enjoying this more: Jonathan, the dog or us.
Dara O Briain
Even sharp-tongued Mock the Week host and stand-up comic Dara O Briain enjoys a bit of selfie action. Well, when there’s a photo op with Eddie Izzard, wouldn’t you?
Oh, go on then, one for luck as we give this one one more spin…
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014