Tumblr assembles a team to create live animated GIFs from the 2012 presidential debates

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In a move sure to cause unprecedented levels of excitement among editors of The Verge, Tumblr has announced plans to pump out live GIF animations from the 2012 presidential debates. Tumblr says it’s hired a “crack team of GIF artists” that will provide “instant animations of the best debate moments, from zingers, to gaffes, to awkward silences.” To broadcast the GIFs to the world, Tumblr has built a special page called “Gifwich,” and warns that following the page will flood user Dashboards with animations “on a minute-to-minute basis.”

“Instant animations of the best debate moments, from zingers, to gaffes, to awkward silences.”

The 2012 debates will also have live coverage in the more buttoned-up parts of the internet. YouTube…

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