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Everybody loves a good animated GIF but they're just such a pain to create from a mobile device. Or rather, they were a pain to create on mobile devices now that Giphy's new mobile camera app is available. The Giphy Cam is a free iOS app that allows users to create and share animated gifs as easil...

August 20th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Few things in life are better than videos and GIFs about cats -- they bring joy to people. If you feel that way, then you'll probably want to download this new iOS app called Cat Shake. As its name suggests, the application requires you to, well, shake your device to fulfill its purpose. Once you...

July 24th 2015 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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Do you constantly struggle to make jokes? Are you one of the millions of folks who wishes they could be spontaneously funny when communicating via the internet? Microsoft Research has some news (PDF) for you. The company's developed a web-based chat system dubbed "Cahoots" that analyzes text in yo...

June 29th 2015 at 11:04pm 0 Comments
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You already know Tumblr is like GIF heaven. But now, with Tumblr TV, the social network wants to make the animated-image viewing experience better for people. Not only does the newly minted site let you easily search for GIFs, but those results can be enjoyed in fullscreen mode, played continuousl...

June 25th 2015 at 4:23pm 0 Comments
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It's hard to believe, but that bastion of instant gratification, Facebook, has never supported GIFs (except via a kludge). But that appears to be fixed and you can now express your joy or add some comedy to posts on the social network. You just need to add a GIF link from Giphy, Imgur and other si...

May 29th 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments
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We're almost halfway into April and chances are your self-improvement-minded New Year's Resolutions bit the dust sometime between Valentine's Day and Easter. Whereas our day-to-day habits are pretty ingrained into our minds, establishing new ones is the hard part, and that's where MOTI comes in. I...

April 14th 2015 at 7:22am 0 Comments
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Websites like Giphy and others are useful for supplying a GIF to get your point across. Hulu is looking to help too, so long as your thoughts/feelings/hot takes can be summed up with an image from one of the TV shows streamed there. The company launched it's own repository, which is appropriately...

April 6th 2015 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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Fans of GIFs and judging things, it's your time to shine. Public voting is open for The 2015 .GIFYs, the first and only award dedicated to the majestic moving GIF. Vote for your favorite GIFs across 11 categories, including "film and TV," "music," "weird," "sports," "animals" and "cats." Yes, cats...

February 13th 2015 at 7:58pm 0 Comments
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If we're honest, there isn't enough money in monochrome erotica and Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs to sustain a billion-dollar website. That's why Tumblr is doing its very best to become more of a publishing platform that can attract the sort of writing (and attention) you'd normally find on Wordpres...

January 29th 2015 at 8:44am 0 Comments
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Remember last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner was raked over the coals for reducing a complex political argument to a series of glib Taylor Swift GIFs? Well, now it's New York representative Charlie Rangel's turn. The apparent congressman for life posted a direct response to Speaker Bo...

January 23rd 2015 at 5:43pm 0 Comments
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For an excellent example of how not to use the web to make a point one need look no further than Speaker of the House John Boehner. The Republican from Ohio took to the internet to lay out his argument against President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college to millions of Americans...

January 16th 2015 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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A sign of the times. The future of storytelling. An attempt at something a little different. None of the above. Whatever the reasoning, Dennis Cooper has decided to craft a novel entirely in GIFs, each one show-and-telling a little bit more of the (sometimes fragmented) story. You can read it your...

January 16th 2015 at 6:08am 0 Comments