GIF Animations

Giphy’s List of the Most Popular GIFs in 2017 Is a Gift to Behold – Adweek

<b>Update:</b> <i>An earlier version of this article stated that the gnome in Giphy’s most popular GIF of the year was crocheting, when it should have been</i> …

Advertising Industry

Smart display button puts GIFs on your shirt

The odds are that you've shown your support for a cause with a button on your shirt or backpack at some point in your life. But there's only so much button real estate you can offer, isn't there? That's where BEAM Authentic thinks it can save the day. Its BEAM button pairs to your phone through an …

Technology (India)

The Five Most Shared GIFs of 2017

The most shared GIFs of 2017 were of a man blinking and a baby crying, according to recent research from Tenor.<p>The report was based on 2017 data from …

Jonah Hill

Here’s how A.I. is helping Gfycat get rid of those crummy pixelated GIFs

GIFs may be growing in popularity, but many of them are grainy, low-resolution files that make the moving memes less than stellar — but GIF platform …

Stanley Kubrick

1.3 Billion People Now Use Messenger Every Month

Facebook Messenger released its 2017 year in review, saying there are now over 1.3B people using its platform each month to connect with friends and …

Facebook Messenger

This AMOLED button can apparently play GIFs from your jacket

A company called Beam Authentic is asking an important question: why wear a brooch that can only show one look, when you can wear a small AMOLED screen and display GIFs? That might not be a question many have considered or even a thing anyone needs, but Beam is promising a button that can play …

Micro USB

Gfycat applies AI to the challenge of personalized animated GIFs

Has artificial intelligence ever been put to a more silly human endeavor? Gfycat said it is launching Gfycat AI to apply machine learning to improve animated GIFs (the silly moving images associated with Internet memes in the graphics interchange format, or GIF) with features like better face …

Business

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Humor

'Lonely gifs' show what it's like to be alone in Japan

From walking on a rainy street to smoking outside a convenience store, a series of pensive gifs depicting solitude have recently struck a chord in Japan.<p>Freelance illustrator "Motocross" Saito spoke to the BBC about why he made them, and why he thinks they have resonated.<p><i>This video has been</i> …

Apple App Store

Google is launching 3 new experimental apps on both Android and the iPhone

• <b>Google is launching a new research project to develop so-called "appsperiments."</b>• <b><br>Appsperiments are new apps that use some of Google's experimental technologies.</b>• <b><br>The company is releasing three new apps today, on both Android and Apple's iOS.</b><p>Google is launching three new experimental apps, named …

Technology (India)

Good bye, animated GIF? Safari will soon allow true video formats to be included in 'img' tags

Most folks don’t realize that those animations they encounter as embedded GIFs on their favorite websites come with huge performance, battery, file …

John Gruber

Briefly: Angel Exits, Anxiety GIFs, Body Language Hacks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get Assassin's Creed Black Flag for free, eight body-language tricks to instantly appear …

Adriana Lima

Good GIFs of the Holidays on Fire, From the Government

GIF<p>The US Consumer Product Safety Commission put out its annual reminder that holiday decorations can turn your home into a deathtrap. So as we’ve …

Christmas

These Are 2017's Most-Shared GIFs

It's December and that means it's time for a deluge of year-end lists. It's a good time to stash away that list of movies you need to see or albums …

Memes

Imgur’s take on Snapchat Stories is for people who really love GIFs

Imgur, the hugely popular photo and GIF sharing site with over 250 million users, is the latest to board the ephemeral storytelling train.<p>Like the ‘stories’ feature inside Snapchat and Facebook/Instagram, which has cloned the heck of Snapchat, Imgur has moved into lean-back content with the arrival …

Technology

How To Use Imgur Snacks, The App's New Stories-Style Feature

Android/iOS: Snapchat may have invented the Stories format, but it didn't take long for the rest of the internet to steal the idea. Now even Imgur, …

Viral

5 Easy Ways to Create GIF Online

Social media is a platform where even a serious issue is portrayed in a humorous way, the best possible humorous way. So as to make the audience feel …

Infographics

The most popular sports GIFs of 2017, from Lady Gaga's Super Bowl jump to sack dances

Dec 08,2017<p>GIPHY has revealed its list of the most viewed GIFs of 2017, and this non-sports GIF landed at No. 1:<p>But there were other animated images from the sports world that ended up on the list. Here they are:<p>Junior Galette celebrating a sack (No. 5 overall)<p>Dancing Warriors fans (No. 7)<p>Rafael …

Sports

Baseline: Nadal lands on top GIFs of 2017 list

Consider these the GIFs that truly keep on giving.<p>Here comes a list that almost literally has it all: There's Nicole Kidman clapping awkwardly. …

Tennis

We Have Some Questions About The Most Popular GIFs From 2017

It’s nearly impossible to summarize 2017 with, y’know, words.<p>This year was wonderful at times, miserable at others, which is true of every year, but it felt <i>especially</i> true of the past 12 months. Where do you even begin: Donald Trump taking office? The greatest Super Bowl of all-time? The sword that …

TV

WATCH: Bristol City and the GIFs that keep on giving

Last Updated: 07/12/17 7:14pm<p>Sky Sports go behind the scenes to see Bristol City making their latest set of GIFs that have taken the internet by storm<p>…

Soccer

Jimmy Butler saying 'What the f*** was that' is the best new reaction GIF

Butler was not a fan of that shot.<p>If your teammates can’t be brutally honest with you, who can? During Wednesday’s game against the Clippers, the Timberwolves had a cushy lead against Los Angeles but a defensive rebound had Taj Gibson thinking, “Hey why not pad this lead even more?”<p>It’s a long …

Basketball

GIPHY Names Top 25 GIFs of 2017: Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Jump, Nicole Kidman Clapping & More

Punctuating social media posts with GIFs has become the ultimate challenge and, if done properly, the pinnacle of Internet street cred. According to …

Madelaine Petsch

China's latest propaganda tool is a collection of custom GIFs — this is what they look like

China's top discipline watchdog has released a collection of cartoon GIFs reminding citizens of the anti-corruption rules officials must follow.<p>The set of 16 GIFs were released this week as a package of stickers available to download and share on WeChat.<p>Called the "Eight Rules Expression Package," …

China

Can You Hear This Gif

It's blue/gold dressgate all over again, and we're not prepared.<p>This particular GIF was created by @IamHappyToast back in 2008, which shows an …

For Teens

China's message: Eight points, 16 animated gifs, one party

<b>If you want to get your message across to young people about austerity measures in your country, what do you do?</b><p>In China, media outlets operate under tight Communist Party control, but the Party is turning to social media - over which it has less direct control - to launch its latest …

China

Fantasy Football 2017: Waiver wire targets for Week 14

Executing the waiver wire in fantasy football is what will separate the champions from the chumps. Here are some players you should target in Week …

NFL

The 5 Most Popular GIFs of 2017

2017 has been one hell of an emotional year. Thankfully, the 12-month-long rollercoaster ride of feelings we've been on has been accompanied by an overabundance of perfect GIFs — it's due to those brilliant, one-of-a-kind images that arrive at just the right time that many of us, tired of talking …

Jonah Hill

The most popular GIF of 2017 actually perfectly sums up 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> 2017, man. We laughed, we cried, we cry-laughed and, when words failed us, we relied on the sage power of GIFs and memes to communicate the deep unease coursing just under the surface of our daily existence.<p>Which is to say, it's no surprise that the most popular GIF of 2017 is an expression …

Jonah Hill

GIF research from Tenor suggests we had a pretty bad 2017

When it comes to telling a story, we can depend on GIFs to do a good job. Alas, the story of 2017 isn’t a particularly fun one, at least not …

Emotions