Urturn users crash the Oscar ‘selfie’ party
Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres broke new ground in social media when her star-studded smartphone “selfie” at Sunday’s ceremonies became the most retweeted item on Twitter ever.
Now, there’s an app that puts you in the picture.
Members of Urturn, which calls itself “a social platform for self-expression,” are joining the party by plugging their own selfies into the Oscars night image and sharing the results on urturn.com’s “My Best Celebrity Selfie Ever” page as well as to Facebook and Twitter.
While Urturn’s followers can only hope to duplicate DeGeneres’ Twitter results – it was retweeted more than 1 million times since Sunday night, crashing Twitter in the process — it’s all an exercise in fun for the users of the site.
Urturn’s app is downloadable for iOS.