The internet is full of popular pictures that we all know about and use, but rarely can pronounce. Memes and Gifs are funny pictures with captions or movement that are used on blogs, tumblr pages, e-mails and other media to emphasize a point and make the reader laugh. Steve Wilhite, the creator of the gif, made an announcement at this year's Webby Awards that changed the way many people see his invention:
It’s pronounced “JIF” as in the “Jiffy” peanut butter or the “Jiffy Lube” car repair shop.
The first, and arguably most famous, gif Wilhite invented was the dancing baby. "It's been an incredibly enduring piece of technology," said David-Michel Davies, the executive director of The Webby Awards. "Even as bandwidth has expanded, it has been very exciting to see how much cultural cachet the format has gotten."
The Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the Internet and advancements in technology. Perhaps one day some of our students enrolled in computer programming training at Ashworth College will earn a Webby Award one day.
Were you saying "gif" correctly? Did you watch the award ceremony?