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The rise and fall and rise of the GIF

GIFs are the Esperanto of our Internet culture, a semi-nonsensical, visual language that acts as a stand-in for everything from random thoughts and reactions to intricate art and instructions. They’re a fungible meme engine — a medium that is as celebrated today as it was pilloried a decade ago. GIFs live on our websites, blogs, emails, Slacks and messages. Today, they’re as ubiquitous as air and as inescapable as a Donald Trump soundbite. Like a…

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The rise and fall and rise of the GIF

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