Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, there is no doubt you’ve seen how GIFs have quickly become the new memes.
In fact, they’ve become so popular that the Oxford University Press made the acronym its word of the year.
While GIFs have spiked in popularity this year as a way to capture moments (whether those moments are trivial and pointless or imaginative and artistic), the acronym was actually created 25 years ago.
GIFs like these are just a series of images or a portion of a video that repeats. When used creatively, however, it’s a surefire way to capture attention and potentially bring attention to your blog, business or cause.
If you’re looking for a good laugh, start browsing the web to look at GIFs. Just a heads-up though, it can take distraction and procrastination to a whole new level.
Whether or not these will continue to grow to the point that cat photos go out of style is yet to be seen. But for now, what are you waiting for? Get GIFing!