Idea Channel

How will the Animated GIF affect the Presidential Election?

Special | 4m 6s

The animated GIF has had a long and fascinating history, but the GIF took a giant leap forward this year when it became part of the 2012 Presidential Election!!! This election season, GIFs of Obama, Romney, Biden and Ryan, populated not only Tumblr and Buzzfeed, but also media heavyweights like The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. Will the GIF swing the election?

Aired: 11/01/12

Rating: NR


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