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GIFs, GIFs, GIFys


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Who doesn’t like a good GIFs? Seri­ous­ly. They are the love lan­guage of the web, immor­tal­iz­ing moments in time so we can revis­it them for­ev­er. Guadalupe Cor­do­ba cre­at­ed the site umbu.com, which doesn’t sound like it’s a site ded­i­cat­ed to GIFs (umbu is actu­al­ly the name of a fruit), but it is. It’s full of ran­dom, user sub­mit­ted GIFs, and some of them are pret­ty obscure. There’s a spe­cial place for art, too. So, if you are an artist or illus­tra­tor who makes gifs, your work could be on umbu! 

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Before this week, I didn’t know about the .GIFYS, an award cer­e­mo­ny that’s the inter­net ver­sion of the Oscars. It was cre­at­ed by edi­tors at Mash­able, Buz­zfeed, Gawk­er, and more, the mis­sion being to “hon­or the ani­mat­ed GIF as a medi­um, social com­men­tary, and art form.” If you peruse Red­dit, Twit­ter, Imgur, etc., on a reg­u­lar basis, you’ll prob­a­bly rec­og­nize many of these. These are a few of my favorites, but what are yours? (Via Fast Com­pa­ny)