Tinder Launches Animated Reactions

Announced today, a suite of Tinder Reactions offers ways to respond to messages on the dating app with a little humor. Part of their “Menprovement Initiative,” Tinder is encouraging women to offer immediate feedback to their would-be dates. In a blog post, the team at Tinder says, “We created Tinder Reactions so that our users can give instant feedback—both positive as well as constructive—to those …

8-Bit Animations of Modern Life

Shanghai-based illustrator and animator Ailadi Cortelletti has found a way to turn ancient software into delightful GIFs. Using PETSCII—a character set commonly used in old 8-bit home computers—she transforms the quirks of modern life into mesmerizing, pixelated animations. Ranging from a mom feeding her child to a teppanyaki dinner party, her light-hearted digital creations are shared regularly on her Instagram account.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NYC to end conversion therapy, Sophina DeJesus' viral gymnastics routine, dogs of NYFW and more in our look around the web

1. Sophina DeJesus’ Viral Gymnastics Routine With her teammates cheering her every step (and leap) of the way, UCLA’s Sophina DeJesus (a 21-year-old sociology major) has performed a super-playful and very viral gymnastics routine that has the world watching over and over again. Her hip-hop-inspired moves aren’t traditional of floor routines and that is exactly why it’s so enjoyable to watch—not to mention how much …