Make a GIF in a jiffy

They are the vinyl of the Internet. GIFs, those short video clips that play on a continual loop, have been around since dial-up. But they're hotter than ever — snippets perfect for the social media age. Wanna make one yourself? The folks at popular photo-hosting site Imgur have debuted a simple-to-use GIF maker, simply called Video to GIF. Just cut and paste a video link to the following website and — voilà! — instant GIF.

Tom Horgen