The Brief: GIF memes are surging in popularity on the subreddit r/DankMemes.
GIF-based memes such as Surprised John Cena, Killer Beans, and The Soldier’s creepy smile have been rising in popularity on Reddit, largely on the Dank Memes subreddit. In April 2020, GIF memes have become so widespread on r/DankMemes that almost all of the top posts on the page contain GIFs.
Some GIFs serve as straightforward reaction shots while longer ones include more complex and elaborate footage. Short GIFS can easily be uploaded through sites like GIPHY and some memes contain significant edits and additions.
Dank GIF Memes
Since subreddits like r/memes don’t allow GIF posts, Dank Memes is a major hub for GIF memes.
A Chief Tannabok meme:
Memes About GIF Memes
As GIF memes dominate the Dank Memes “hot” page, some Redditors are expressing their dismay at how easily such memes gain upvotes. Others are celebrating the rise of GIF memes and the versatility they bring to the medium.