The American version of the Oxford Dictionary chose GIF as its word of 2012, on the file format’s 25th anniversary. Confoundingly, the dictionary chose the verb “to GIF,” rather than the more commonly used noun, the acronym for Graphics Interchange Format. That’s what you get when a dictionary company tries to be hip. They also admitted “YOLO.”
Note: Some GIFs need a lingering mouse or a click to move.
post-modern Internet bbs:
There were a lot of unimpressive Seapunk and GIF-inspired music videos this year. An exception is Blood Orange’s “Champagne Coast,” which beautifully synchs cyclic images of babes to the beat.