A 25 Year History of the Animated GIF, Told With Animated GIFs

By The Atlantic Wire

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Graphics Interface Format this month we put together a history of the animated GIF -- in GIF form. In honor of this stalwart of the Internet, we have decided not only to do this entire history using the retro graphic format, but we will do it in the style of the more current What Should We Call Me meme. Even though The Atlantic Wire's Alex Abad-Santos declared that trend over weeks ago, it is part of GIF history and seems most appropriate for our chronicle.

WHEN THE GIF WAS INVENTED IT WAS ALL LIKE

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