It is a fact that a picture can say a thousand words. The same happens with moving images. Best of all, we don’t need a short film to express something, with a gif enough and leftover.
Despite the fact that currently it is impossible to perceive the internet without they (the gifs), his story has ups and downs in popularity. And today they are experiencing their boom, since they are all present on almost all platforms.
In this post we will see a little of its history and how through the decades they have marked a before and after the Internet. After viewing them, tell us which ones you did not remember and if you think that one is missing.
What are Gif-type images and what was their origin in the Internet ecosystem?
It is the extension of a type of images. For its acronym in English Graphics Interchange Format. Meaning “Graphics Interchange Format”. It is a sequence of images that is often repeated in a loop. The developer was CompuServe in 1987, and was aimed at optimizing the way older modems downloaded color video. One of the most important features of this format is that it includes a palette 256 colors.
They can be made up of a infinite combinations. That is why you notice a difference when you transform a video to GIF. At year 1998 Netscape integrated this format to the browser, which prompted its use on the Internet. However, its popularity was affected with the appearance of Flash (at that time of Macromedia) that allowed to create more fluid and detailed animations. However, a new twist took place due to that many mobile devices were not supported with this format.
In addition to the great versatility of GIFs, Flash has become obsolete. Even several browsers have stopped using it. After all this time, the GIFs are a fun way to add graphic sense to a conversation. There are even exclusive sites to see them, such as Giphy. In addition to it, applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and othershave permanently incorporated sections where you can choose these images and send them to your friends.
List of the top 25 most famous animated gifs in Internet history
We already know the history of this format that is essential in the communication of this era Can you imagine a WhatsApp conversation or group without GIFs? Us neither. That is why we bring the list of the most popular of all time.
In this way you can remember those old ones or meet them for the first time:
In 1996, the aforementioned 3D rendered image of a dancing baby, known as “Dancing Baby” or “Baby Cha-Cha” would become one of the first virals on the Internet. its GIF it invaded cyberspace forums and even appeared on series like Ally McBeal. What is fun?
Homer Simpson disappearing into the bush
It is a fragment of episode 16 of the fifth season “Homer loves Flanders”. The family man escapes an awkward situation when he learns that the Flanders need time off, but from him. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable moment, you can use this image to escape unseen.
Popcorn Michael Jackson
Not know this GIF it is almost as reprehensible as not knowing where it comes from. It’s one of the shots of song video “Thriller” launched in 1982. In which we can observe a young man Michel eating popcorn. This GIF can be used in a variety of situations, but it’s more fun when you’re watching a close debate.
Continuing with the discussions, we remember this treasure. It is a few seconds of a parody of a rap battle, although it is not appreciated in the GIF. Although the most fun is to use it as a reaction to a blunt answer.
An ideal image to represent the moment when you are speechless or even the one you prefer not say something. The story of this gif comes from the series “Love me Dead” and one of its protagonists represented by the actor Nathan fillion.
The applause of Orson Welles
If you don’t know who it is, we recommend you watch the movie “Citizen Kane” whose director Y protagonist is the same what do we see clap in the GIF. You can use it to encourage someone with determination, even if after watching the film you contextualize it differently.
If Nathan Fillion’s reaction is not enough to express your surprise, you always have this other image. In it we can see the American athlete Drew Scanlon who is surprised to hear his partner say “Farming with my hoe” what does it mean “Cultivate with my hoe” How would you react to hearing this? If you find yourself in a similar situation, this GIF comes in handy.
Obama drops the microphone
From when we thought that there was no better president to make memes. But if you think this is one of the many montages what they did about him, you’re wrong. It was during the correspondents dinner of the White House in 2016.
DiCaprio as Gatsby
One of the actors of Hollywood that more memes and GIFs has generated throughout his filmography. This time it is a fragment of the film “The Great Gatsby” from 2013. You can use it with as much irony as you wish. Although it also works as a sincere congratulation.
Shaq and the kitten
This is a user-created edition that mixes a segment of a cream commercial recorded by Shaquille O’Neal by the characteristic movement of cats before running When can you use it? There is no bad time to introduce this GIF into a conversation.
Happy New Year
Surely you will not find a greater enthusiasm than that of this girl. If you want to represent a great emotion before a news or send an image for the first minutes of a new year, keep this GIF. After the success of this viral, the Eh Bee family continued to upload similar content to the networks, but this is still the most popular.
Please stand down
If you can’t find a good way to invite someone to leave, this GIF can help you. Although the original context comes from the series The Office. Where Steve Carell, unkindly expels an older man who needed a taxi.
Nicholas can’t hold back laughing
Like us writing this post, the character of Face / Off can’t swallow laughter. This image is often used in similar situations. Although hardly carrying a weapon in his right hand.
Chubby and pretty?
Apparently penguins are not so friendly with each other. At least that is demonstrated in this montage in which one gives a “help” to put it in the water. It is a fragment of the oldest viral videos that circulated on the Internet.
The fragment of a kind of parody of Steve Jobs with a Carl Sagan mix in Cosmos. In which the character of Adult Swim sees his mind explode before the immense of the universe. Generally users use this GIF before discoveries that for others are obvious. Or in the presence of a true epiphany.
Jonah Hill’s euphoria
Thanks to a little moment from the movie Get Him to the Greek in which the character cannot contain himself in front of a song by The Mars Volta. Although it is not exactly what happens in the film, this GIF it works quite well in situations of extreme surprise.
The girl from Toddlers and Tiaras
This is a couple of seconds from a reality show about a children’s beauty pageant. Apart from the fact that it has generated as many memes as controversies. One of the most used images shows one of the participants putting an expression as tender as it is mischievous. If you’ve done a mischief and need to lessen the punishment, this GIF He is the right one.
James Harden leaves the interview
The moment occurred after finishing a match of NBA between Huston rockets and the Angels clippers. After a minor question from the interviewer, the player leaves, but not before leaving him that look. If you want to do the same in your chats, here is the GIF.
Think with your head
YES well it is not a GIF old, It is one of the most popular on the Internet. Its origin is from a web series called Hood Documentary and the protagonist of the Roll Safe meme. The first time it was used was on Twitter with the following phrase “When you purposely make her mad so that she says good night to you at 6 PM and you can play FIFA for the rest of the day in peace”.
How much information in a single glance. East GIF It became popular at the same time as the meme. It is a genuine reaction of this girl named chloe while her mother tells her sister that she would skip class to go to Disneyland. Something here is suspicious.
It wasn’t long until this video of 10 years old viral became one of the cutest GIFs on the web. In it we can see the reaction of a small feline to the tickle his master. Although some experts pointed out that the animal was actually scared. For your safety, don’t scratch an adult cat’s belly button.
50 cent laughs at you
This image belongs to chapter 3 from season 6 from the Entourage series with a spectacular cameo from the rap star. At 50 Cent mentions to the protagonist that he looks good in his father’s car. Use this GIF when you meet a snooty person.
The boy and the hen
Before practicing martial arts against farm animals, make sure you are ready to face them. That it does not happen to you like this child protagonist of one of the most viral videos of the year 2008.
An epic scene from the movie Forrest Gump from 1994 in which we see the protagonist begin one of the greatest journeys. This image is ideal for escaping an awkward conversation without giving any explanation.
Like the previous GIF, it is a segment of one of the most famous Arnold Schwarzenegger films. In it we see the android t-800 say goodbye as it plunges into molten metal. Although far from the director’s intention, this GIF is generally used to indicate that everything is “OKAY” although the situation is adverse.
What has been your favorite historical GIf? Leave them in the comments or tell us which one you would include and why, we will surely give it a try!
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