A 25-Year History of the Animated GIF, Told by GIFs

theatlantic:

WHEN THE GIF WAS INVENTED IT WAS ALL LIKE

AND

AND OF COURSE

THEN BROWSERS CAME ALONG THAT COULD AUTOMATICALLY ANIMATE, SO THINGS START TO LOOK LIKE

THEN WE REACHED PEAK GIF, WITH A PROTO-INTERNET MEME THAT LOOKED LIKE 

THEN INTERNET 2.0 CAME ALONG AND GIFS STOPPED BEING COOL AND THE TREND WAS ALL LIKE 

THEN THE INTERNET DISCOVERED IRONY AND GIFS GOT ALL POST-MODERN LIKE

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This is the Mona Lisa of GIF histories.

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