Animated GIF Files Invade Facebook Timeline

Facebook’s timeline has a lot of positive things to offer to both users and brands, but the proprietor of a Polish graphic design company may have uncovered a huge negative: Myspace-style animated GIFs.

Piotr Łój, whose company Lokje designs pages for Facebook brands, emailed us the video below. Uh oh.

The only piece of good news to come out of this: The animated GIF files don’t come with audio — yet.

Still, this particular app strikes us as ironic, given how many of the complaints about the advanced layout invoke comparisons with Myspace. We’d disagreed with all of these comparisons until we saw the animated app in the video below — maybe it won’t last long on the site.

Readers, do you think Facebook should disable an animated app like the one below?

 

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