Journey of the GIF as it turns 30
The GIF is celebrating its 30th birthday. But the moving internet image was ahead of its time, only recently exploding on social media. It was invented in 1987 by a guy named Steve Wilhite and he invented the format to get images to render on the internet. In 1989, they were made to move. In about the early ‘90, mid-’90s, they started then that’s the format that we’re stuck with today.