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Selfies: The World Is More Interesting Because I’m In It

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Aired 11/20/13

If Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo or Romare Bearden were alive today, would they have loved the selfie?

"Selfies are just a way to show that you are part of the world," says NPR's Social Media Project Manager Kate Myers. "Here I am, and the world is more interesting because I'm in it."

The word "selfie" rose to new prominence this week after it was unanimously picked as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.

As the staff at Tell Me More gets into the selfie craze, who do you think made the most famous #selfie in history? Post your comments here or follow the conversation on Twitter at @TellMeMoreNPR.

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