Just GIF it! Here’s how the internet’s favourite image format shaped how we communicate

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 The GIF has had a big impact on our online communications. (PHOTO: Giphy)
The GIF has had a big impact on our online communications. (PHOTO: Giphy)

At some point or another you’ll have sent, seen or been sent one.

It may have been Homer Simpson hiding in a hedge or Leonardo DiCaprio raising his champagne glass in a toast. Perhaps it’s been Kermit the Frog sipping some tea or Michael Jackson stuffing his face with popcorn in anticipation of something big happening.

GIFs have certainly changed the way we communicate. They’ve become such a popular way of getting a point across that it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t around.

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