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Communicating with GIFs

Communicating with GIFs

These the slides of a lighting talk I gave at NSSpain 2014.

Unfortunately, PDFs cannot contain GIFs, so this presentation is actually pretty bland. ;)

You can download the Deckset source with included GIFS here: http://cl.ly/3l2l1U0S2m2O

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Tom Adriaenssen

September 19, 2014
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  1. Communicating with GIFs ⚡️talk #NSSpain14

  2. BONO ESTENTE

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  4. Why use GIFs?

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  6. Why use GIFs? 4 it’s like emoji, but more expressive

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  8. Why use GIFs? 4 a picture says a thousand words

    4 beats typing 4 humour!
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  10. Why use GIFs? 4 you can use the actual gif

    image 4 iMessage 4 mail 4 warning: gifs tend to be big
  11. Why use GIFs? 4 You can use just a text

    link 4 You can use them everywhere "connected" 4 it's text -> fast 4 works great in social media 4 EXCEPT FACEBOOK
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  13. Why use GIFs? 4 Also great in work related communication

    4 chatrooms (Stack, Hipchat, ...) 4 lovely in commit messages 4 works great for PRs
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  16. Why use GIFs? 4 Gifs of cats. Nuff said.

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  21. No really, they're great for all sorts of stuff

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  29. How to use GIFS? 4 it has to convey more

    info than just text 4 you have to be able to reply fast 4 not all answers are good as a gif 4 know when to use gifs 4 Watch out for gifstorms 4 except on friday
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  31. Manage your urls 4 use original URL: 4 fast for

    you (no extra work) 4 fast for viewer (may be cached) 4 linkrot!
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  34. Manage your urls 4 Upload image to "managed" storage: 4

    dropbox 4 cloudapp 4 S3 4 your-own-domain.io
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  36. Size matters 4 Keep on eye on the size of

    the gif 4 some can be quite large 4 no need for “quality” 4 plain text gifs 4 If you use gifs a lot (in the same group/ context), you can fallback to plain text 4 Just use the name of the gif
  37. *justin gif*

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  39. Tools 4 Make your life easier 4 Use the correct

    tool for you 4 easy to find, easy to copy
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  41. Tools - Mac 4 Alfred 4 Boom 4 Gifwit 4

    GIFs
  42. Alfred 4 Add gifs as clipboard snippets 4 Use the

    's' shortcut to find snippets 4 http://alfredapp.com 4 Needs Powerpack!
  43. Boom 4 Snippets from the commandline 4 Great if you're

    a Terminal person 4 http://github.com/ holman/boom
  44. Gifwit 4 App store app ($2.99) 4 http://gifwit.com 4 url

    + keywords 4 preview!
  45. GIFs 4 Open source app by @orta 4 repository of

    gifs 4 WIP but definitely useable ;)
  46. Tools - iOS 4 iOS text shortcuts 4 Popkey

  47. Tools - iOS text shortcuts 4 tedious to manage 4

    no spaces in shortcuts 4 better than nothing
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  49. Tools - PopKey 4 Gif keyboard for iOS8 4 http://popkey.co

    4 "Coming soon"
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  51. Sources 4 Reddit 4 http://reddit.com/r/gifs 4 http://reddit.com/r/michaelbaygifs 4 "Specialized" sites

    4 http://replygif.net 4 http://reactiongifs.com 4 http://giphy.com
  52. Sources 4 ALL THE Tumblr BLOGS 4 Google Image Search

    4 Search tools - Type - Animated
  53. Make your own! 4 gifme 4 https://github.com/holman/gifme So easy: gifme

    ~/Desktop/*.jpg You now have a handsome animation at ~/Desktop/animated.gif
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  55. Thanks! @inferis ~ http://inferis.org

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