Ellen's Selfie at the Oscars Put the Spotlight on Samsung and Twitter

/// Ellen’s Selfie at the Oscars Put the Spotlight on Samsung and Twitter

March 6, 2014  |  Blog

If you have been online at all since the Oscars aired on Sunday night, you have surely seen the famous selfie Ellen took with several stars. You might know it as the selfie that broke Twitter, since the social media site went down for a few moments as the photo was being retweeted by thousands of people. According to Mashable, some people have reason to believe the selfie was  staged by Samsung, which gave Ellen a Samsung Galaxy Note to play around with while she hosted the Oscars.

Whether the whole thing was staged or not, she certainly made good use of the phone, since she used it to snap a picture of herself, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, and Lupita Nyong’o. So Samsung appears to be happy with the outcome. And so is Twitter, considering that Ellen posted several tweets in addition to the now famous selfie.

Were you as enthralled with the selfie as everyone else seems to be? You can find out just how many people retweeted it and even liked and shared it on Facebook when you read Mashable’s article.

Image credit: Iain Heath 

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