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The Myspace Files: Vintage Selfies

Well, I guess it's come to this. Selfies—you know, the perfectly lit, angled and posed shots one takes of oneself via camera phone—are now ripe for nostalgia. The Myspace Files, a new Vice magazine feature “devoted to scouring dormant pages on The Social Network Time Forgot,” puts a focus on “vintage” mid- to late-2000s-era rapper selfies from the likes of Soulja Boy, the Ying Yang Twins and Trey Songz. Appropriately, there's also nod to Myspace founder Tom Anderson's iconic, no-frills over-the-shoulder shot. A selfie innovator if ever there was one.