However, a pair of US artists believe they have gone one better, with a selfie arm.
The gadget makes those in the picture look as though they are holding hands with a loved one.
Created by New Mexico artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe,the pair say it offers a far better experience than using a straight stick.
They say they are fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary 'connectedness' and 'sociableness'.
They describe their invention as 'the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves.'
The product, currently just an art project, 'conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn't talk or have emotions of any sort.'
The 'selfie arm' is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, 'and fortunately only a prototype,' the pair say.
The collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.