something to honk about
They are all over the place now. Were they so prevalent before and I just now noticed? I don’t know. I’m seeing GIFs all over people’s blogs these days and they irritate the hell out of me. It is an assault on my vision. They are so jarring and repetitive. If the goal is to annoy then – Check Mark, they’ve done their job.
More things you didn’t want to know: GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Which is a bitmap image format. Which, I’m sure, means something technical. Regardless, GIFs suck.
If you love GIFs and you use them on your blog and your Facebook and your Twitter and wherever else you can use them: WTF? Why?!
Just kidding! Go ahead, keep doing what you are doing. Don’t let me stop you. I am just one voice out of many. Obviously other people like them or they wouldn’t exist in the first place.
But I will never, ever paste GIFs in my blog post or share them with my social media networks. Go to hell, GIFs! There you may cavort with your devil brethren: the constant zoom & pan in animated/CGI movies. I wish all GIFs an endless and miserable afterlife.
Where do you stand on the topic of GIFs? Like? Love? Hate? Indifferent?