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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)