You can’t GIF the Olympics, so Twitter is GIFing the Olympics for you
The people are fighting back with GIFs.
The International Olympic Committee’s ban on GIFing the opening ceremony on Friday night has led to people getting creative with their Twitter feeds. As the events unfolded live on TV, reaction GIFs flooded Twitter. Occasionally, a sneaky snippet of the ceremony in Rio, Brazil slipped through.
The ban has caused an almost-total media blackout on social media — a weird thing to happen in 2016. Turns out, Twitter is a strange place to hang out when everyone is talking about a live event but no one knows what it actually looks like. Read more…
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