June 30 marks the 30th birthday of the GIF, and while the internet may still argue its pronunciation, we can all agree the GIF has played an important role in shaping the internet.
Long before HD video became the norm of the net, a GIF was about as good as it got. If you wanted a moving image in your browser, you used a GIF. Miraculously, the GIF survived, and more importantly, it became a language all its own — a way for the internet to express itself.
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Teaming up with giphy, we compiled a list of culturally significant and memorable GIFs to celebrate its birthday. Happy Birthday, GIF. This one’s for you. Read more…
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