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YouTube, You Need A GIF Creator

on November 25, 2013


Love it or hate it (and regardless of how you choose to pronounce it), the GIF probably isn’t going anywhere.

Not too long ago, the GIF had become something of a joke around the Internet. No modern-minded web designer would incorporate GIFs into their designs, lest they wanted to become the butt end of a million “Under Construction” jokes.

Then came the spread of high-speed Internet, allowing longer, higher quality GIFs to be loaded on the fly. More importantly, then came a massive shift in how content on the Internet is created; suddenly, the stuff the users added to a site or service — the comments, the blog posts, the tweets — became just as important as anything the site itself could provide. Then came the reaction GIFs, the meme GIFs, and GIFs of animals doing adorable things. The GIF spread like a virus across a billion tumblrs…

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