Selfies Are Back at the White House

Today was a big day for the selfie. Huge, in fact. After over 40 years, selfies are now allowed in the White House. Actually, make that all personal photography and social media. Michelle Obama made the legendary announcement this morning, even ripping the former "No Photography" sign in half for good measure. The Oval Office then welcomed a straight-up cavalry of lucky citizens to enjoy a tour of the building and take the very first Instagrams from inside the White House. And Instagram they did. In fact, the bloggers, reporters and all-around fortunate folks took the White House by literal storm, snapping pictures left and right. And why shouldn't they? This is a groundbreaking day for selfie-takers! And for society in general! We all owe Michelle Obama our lives—or at least all of our likes.