An Animated History of GIFs Is the Best Kind of History

The GIF turned 25 years old this year. But how has it evolved through the last quarter-century? This little claymation ditty tells the tale of everyone's favorite part of the internet.

As you might have guessed, it was quite the road from the dancing baby to GIF-ing every moment of the presidential election. And now? They're ubiquitous. Oh, you're excited? Here's a GIF. Disappointed? GIF. Too cool? Lots of GIFs for that. In Florida, GIFs are even considered art. You've come a long way, (GIF)baby. [Vimeo via FastCo]


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Go GIF! It's ya birthday!