Talk GIPHY To Me

One man that might not get enough thanks for his creative genius is Steve Wilhite. While you may not know his name, you definitely know his creation. This winner of the 2013 Webby Lifetime Achievement award is the mastermind behind the ever so loved GIF. These playful images have allowed sarcasm and honesty to enter the internet world in a whole new way. No longer are we confused about virtual tone, when the picture says it all.

We can all relate to the days where it’s just easier to reply with a GIF instead of words, and some startup situations merit universal responses.

Here are our Top Ten GIF moments for startup life:

    1. When you have replied to the same email chain 47 times and the person is asking questions you addressed in email #3…

    2. When an overzealous person asks you for your elevator pitch in the elevator…

    3. When you close that deal and play it cool, but inside you are all like…

    4. When your first startup tshirt finally arrives, your supporters be all like…

    5. When a team member sends you an email and then leans over a minute later to ask if you got their email…

    6. When you finally achieved inbox zero for approximately one whole minute…

    7. When it’s 9pm, you decide to head home, and someone says “I know you’re trying to get out of here, but do you have a quick sec?”

  1.  8. When you’ve been coding for 17 hours straight and you’re jacked up on some caffeine…

    9. When you’re asking a customer for feedback , but they don’t even know what they want…

    10. When you’ve spent more time with your startup team than your significant other…

 

So who’s in for a National GIF Day? It could make one heck of a holiday!