Fraser Valley – The GIF. The Graphic Interchange Format. It has become part of the social media lexicon that we simply use without thinking.
According to the Google Dictionary:
And we love our GIF’s. So much so that researchers at Gfycat [www.gfycat.com]—the world’s largest Creator-based GIF platform—analyzed the nation’s top trending internet content to compile the ultimate 2018 Global GIF Index.
2018 GLOBAL GIF INDEX
WORLD RANKING OF MOST GIF-LOVING NATIONS
(based on number of total GIF views)
#1: United States
#2: United Kingdom
#6: Republic of Korea
>> ONE GIF TO RULE THEM ALL
A single facial reaction GIF —https://gfycat.com/constantdecimalkarakul/ — appears in the top 5 most viewed GIFs for 9 out of 10 nations on our list, racking up a whopping 10 million total views worldwide. It is also the 3rd most popular GIF on Reddit.
>> WHO DOESN’T LOVE ANIMALS?
25% of the world’s top 20 gifs feature animals—more than any other single GIF category. Maybe the UN should get a puppy pen?
>> GIFS THAT UNITE THE GLOBE
These are the world’s most beloved GIFs, ranked by the number of countries whose top searches they overlap in. It turns out humor is more universal than we thought.
1. A hilarious facial reaction [https://gfycat.com/constantdecimalkarakul] — [loved by 9 out of 10 nations]
2. A dog who’s had enough [https://gfycat.com/criminalfickleiberianbarbel] — loved by 9 out of 10 nations
3. A provocative Beyonce call-out [https://gfycat.com/largelividhorseshoebat] — loved by 9 out of 10 nations
4. A cake loving hamster [https://gfycat.com/weakvigilanteider] — loved by 9 out of 10 nations
5. An impressive gameshow display [https://gfycat.com/breakableflickeringisabellinewheatear] — loved by 6 out of 10 nations
6. A fearless metalworker [https://gfycat.com/massivepossiblebobwhite] — loved by 6 out of 10 nations
7. A heartfelt Valentine’s [https://gfycat.com/welltodoparchedgibbon] — loved by 5 out of 10 nations
8. A truly sincere valentine’s [https://gfycat.com/welltodoparchedgibbon] — loved by 5 out of 10 nations
9. An alarming international affair [https://gfycat.com/queasygrandiriomotecat] — loved by 5 out of 10 nations
10. A hilarious home-improvement scheme [https://gfycat.com/linedskinnyaxisdeer] — loved by 5 out of 10 nations