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NASA Uses Giphy And Pinterest To Show Their Best Official Images

By Monica U Santos , Dec 14, 2016 01:02 AM EST
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has expanded its platform online. The Washington-based space agency is now on Giphy and Pinterest with some clever uploads. GIF is the latest tool of NASA to disseminate information about its out of this world adventures.

NASA Uses Giphy And Pinterest To Show Their Best Official Images

NASA announced last Thursday that the agency is now using Pinterest and Giphy as new portals to share news about its projects, missions and any achievements. On its Pinterest accounr, NASA is posting new and historic images, as well as videos showing the Earth, the solar system and technologies that allow humanity to explore and study other worlds, and the mysteries that surround our very own home planet.

In Giphy, there are 462 GIFs available that includes a GIF of the recent Cassini photographs of the hexagonal shape of the Northern hemisphere of Saturn. NASA said users can download and share the images that they have posted on the database. You can use it to friends while talking about space, or just a reaction to his or her message to you.

According to stgist, apart from searching directly on the web or via Giphy’s mobile app, the NASA GIF collection are also available straight from the Twitter app. Just tap or click the GIF button in the tool bar, search for NASAGIF, and all the files from the space agency’s channel will appear, available for sharing and tweeting.

What Is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that operates a photo sharing website. Registration is required for use. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann summarized the company as a "catalog of ideas," rather than as a social network, that inspires users to "go out and do that thing."

What Is Giphy?

Giphy (stylized as GIPHY) is an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share animated GIF files. Giphy was founded by Alex Chung and Jace Cooke in February 2013. The idea for the business came when the pair was having breakfast, musing on the rising trend of purely visual communication. When Chung and Cooke first launched Giphy, the website functioned solely as a search engine for GIFs.

NASA engages and inspires the public by sharing unique content through social media. Don’t forget to check out NASA’s accounts regularly, as there are more Pins and GIFs to come. The agency continues to add new platforms, like Pinterest and GIPHY, to offer the public a comprehensive view of NASA’s missions, facilities and people.

 

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