Waves and waves of cat videos and emails. The life of the modern internet surfer. Come to think of it, does anyone say they ‘surf’ the internet these days?
In an age where social media discourse rules the waves of the ‘Net’, you can now acquire something for your home that’s a blend of old and new. Pick your fave tweet and frame it for your living room wall.
Credit: Framed Tweets
The Internet today is only made possible by tens of thousands of kilometres of cabling at the bottom of the sea and buried underground. The above GIF from Vice’s Motherboard site shows the development of the submarine backbone from 1989 to 2017.
An online advertisement GIF from the International Education Assoc. of Australia promoting their services for professional development of their members.
Fido wasn’t happy about his human hogging the internet. So he decided to take matters into his own… jaws.
Credit: CHEEZburger Memebase Señor GIF
Christmas present dreams for late 2010s memes.
Credit: Pleated Jeans
Different versions of the ‘Under Construction’ GIF, such as the one featured above were popular on the early Net. For home-based website creators especially, these GIFs were a way of showing they were hard at work building their sites, just like at a construction site. Many of the GIFs were based off of US road signage. Sadly, after the demise of Web 1.0 in the first few years of the 21st century, the under construction GIFs that frequented the likes of Geocities went the way of the floppy disk, surviving now in only legacy sites and GIF collections.
Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee