underground aboveground GIFs

To the person who thinks animated GIFs are a '90s bulletin board avatar dead end and defends a certain social media platform that won't play them, please note two recent essays, one on Paddy Johnson's blog and one on Slate, on the topic of "the return of animated GIFs."

Interesting that Slate mentions none of the sites Johnson notes and seems not to be aware of the art uses of animated GIFs and previously-made connections to Paul Pfeiffer. The author, Jonah Weiner, mostly covers the lame-o GIF mills such as SenorGIF and 4GIFs, sources of a million looped movie clips and porno money shots.