Animated GIFs Invade Social Media

The Graphics Interchange Format, better known to everyone as a GIF, is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the internet due to its wide support and portability. Its format supports animation, so not only does it have practical uses for websites or social media, it can be the source of pure animated joy.

Recently, all our favorite social media platforms have been invaded by wonderfully weird GIFs that seem to hypnotize us as we stare at them. To keep you staring at the screen, we’ve compiled a list of GIFs we think you’ll enjoy.