“GIF” is officially the word of the year, so it’s only appropriate to use it as a lens through which to view the most important events of 2012. From the Costa Concordia to the Presidential election to Hurricane Sandy, this is your year in GIFs.
January 14.Costa Concordia
January 19Kim Dotcom gets bustedMegaupload servers are closed
May 18Facebook debutsbiggest (or at least most decried) IPO disasters
July 15Gangnam Style
October 14.jumps from 127,000 feet all the way back down to Earth
October 15through the streets of Los Angeles
October 29.causing billions in damage and killing more than a hundred people
November 12.deported to Miami
December 11successfully launches a rocketstill tumbling uncontrollably through space.