I find it curious that most things that we think were created just yesterday are ideas that have been around for quite some time (kind of what happens in fashion). The Internet is a powerful tool for mainstreaming things and make them appear new even though it’s not the case. I guess we are just the fools that believe in everything.
Like the first emojis were born in the 80’s, so did GIFs. GIFs have been around for 31 years! (I know, they pass the 30 crisis by now).