GIPHY creator: We don’t have time for words anymore because they aren’t fast enough or descriptive enough

Adam Leibsohn, founder of GIF search engine GIPHY, says words are becoming a thing of the past. Leibsohn says words were needed for communicating before computers and the Internet made ideas portable, but now words aren’t descriptive or fast enough to convey our ideas. Leibsohn’s solution to that problem is GIFs. Leibsohn says: “Even though they’re small and simple, they pack all kinds of joy. … When you send just the right one, you make everyone a little happier.”