The Morning GIF: Vine vs. Instagram

To adapt the old saying, it's food and porn all the way down.


Lorraine Murphy


Published Jan 29, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 2:35 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Vine, Twitter’s much-touted GIF-killing microporn video platform, is off to a controversial start. Instead of being praised for ease of use or the ability to bring short videos with sound to the masses (who can’t find YouTube?) it’s gotten the most press for the least savory aspect: it was immediately adopted by aficionados of nether-part videography. Web technology has continually been advanced by the most adventurous among the clothing-eschewing masses, and the history of porn is nothing less than the history of the Internet, six months ahead.

Even among ecdysiasts, exhibitionists, and legit porn stars, however, who really wants to be known as That Guy who takes only six seconds to get to the money shot?

Laughing Squid has captured the inherent meh-ness of the platform in one—yes—GIF contrasting imaging juggernaut Instagram with Vine. The comparison is apt, given that the very first Vine video was of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo preparing and eating food. Many of the first adopters followed suit.

Oh, good. Just what the world needed. Whatever, steak tartare is so last week, Dick!

The ultimate Vine video would, of course, consist of food being prepared and consumed by porn stars. Hef, make my dream come true!

GIF via Laughing Squid/Tumblr

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*First Published: Jan 29, 2013, 9:23 am CST