I like this one a lot. Sometimes I pick a piece of street art to share for it's subject matter, novel placement/size, or demonstrated technical ability but whenever possible I like to post art that speaks to me and this one is just that. Lucky that I was walking around gothic quarter during the afternoon siesta when a bunch of businesses temporarily close otherwise I wouldn't have caught this one(it's on a metal shop door).
GIPHY moments.. Here are some of the GIFS that I made before the suspension.. they were a good way to pass time on the streetcar... but they were really eating into my 📱 data plan !
Thank you @whitewigphotography for inspiring the Andy Warhol GIPHY. Andy is right.. after breaking my ankle & wearing track pants for awhile.. its kinda liberating to look like a slob in public! .
Going through GIPHY withdrawal. As most of you probably have heard by now - SnapChat & Instagram have suspended their GIPHY integration. If you haven't heard. I'll explain really quickly.. A Instagram user typed in "Crime" in the GIPHY feature & found a really offensive & racist GIF. She posted the GIF on her Twitter & demanded Instagram remove the GIF. GIPHY removed the gif & is currently having all their employees look through hundreds of thousands of gifs. Until then, its in limbo on Instagram.
I did see the GIF in question & it was really offensive - as in N-word offensive. From the articles that I read - the person who found the GIF had to lock her Twitter account down because people were blaming her for the removal of GIPHY. I don't blame her, she just reported something that she found offensive and I agree with her - it was extremely offensive !! .
I don't know how these social media networks plan to control posts that are offensive. Some of the GIPHYS that I saw; I thought were borderline homophobic & extremely sexist.... so, I dunno what they can do about that.... .
Personally, the GIPHY feature was keeping me addicted to IG as I've noticed as of late that some of the reasons that I left Facebook are starting to migrate to Instagram.. ( spammy profiles etc.. ) & they are on steroids here on IG. & that is just not cool.. it was a really fun platform.. Hopefully, they can sort out the Spam & GIPHY mess ! !