Animated GIFs, the New York Times wants you to know, are a thing on the internet. And the Times is always on top of upcoming trends. Unfortunately, the Times' GIF in its GIF piece does not loop, making it barely a GIF at all for all practical purposes.
Obviously, it should be assumed, the Times has uncovered a new trend of non-looping GIFs. "The GIF," a museum curator said to the Times, "occupies very fertile ground between the still and the moving image." [New York Times]