PHOTO: Colin Powell Selfie From the 1950s Takes Internet by Storm

by William White | March 14, 2014 10:41 am

PHOTO: Colin Powell Selfie From the 1950s Takes Internet by Storm

Colin Powell took to Facebook (FB[1]) to one-up Ellen DeGeneres with a 60-year-old selfie[2].

colin powell selfie PHOTO: Colin Powell Selfie From the 1950s Takes Internet by Storm[3]
Source: Facebook[4]

The caption accompanying the 1950′s selfie reads as follows.

“Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!”

Colin Powell is referring to Ellen’s Oscar selfie, which broke Twitter (TWTR[5]) records when it got Retweeted 3.3 million[6] times.

A picture of President Barack Obama hugging his wife after the 2012 election was the most Retweeted photo[7] before Ellen’s selfie broke that record.

Obama also recently showed off his fun side[8] during a interview with Zach Galifianakis on his Funny or Die show Between Two Ferns.

Endnotes:
  1. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  2. 60-year-old selfie: https://www.facebook.com/GenPowell/photos/a.210366711718.163108.128391476718/10152374345541719/?type=1&theater
  3. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/colin-powell-selfie.jpg
  4. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenPowell/photos/a.210366711718.163108.128391476718/10152374345541719/?type=1&theater
  5. TWTR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWTR
  6. 3.3 million: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/colin-powell-king-selfie-eat-heart-ellen-article-1.1720261
  7. the most Retweeted photo: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/oscars-2014-ellen-degeneres-oscars-selfie-goes-viral-crashes-twitter/
  8. showed off his fun side: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/between-two-ferns/#.UyMR8j9dWSo

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