Do we love gifs because we know life repeats itself? We can all empathize with Sisyphus thinking he's going to get that rock up the hill. We know he won't. Endless repitition is what our days are like (sometimes). The loop of the gif reminds us that it's all a cycle.
Or do we love gifs because we like to be in the position of all-knowing. If we can still be entertained, shocked, amazed, and charmed - even when we know what's going to happen - that's a strange magic that is addictive.
Twitter allows gifs now. Make one. Make one. Make one. Make one.
I know it's old news but Twitter now accepts Gifs. Here's my contribution. http://t.co/z7oaSsdo4p— Chris Ming Ryan (@chrismingryan) June 20, 2014