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RIP Blingee: Here Are The Best, Worst Blingees of All Time

The GIF generator of the Myspace generation is shutting down. [Update: They’re actually staying open!]

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Blingee, the GIF generator known for creating 130 million sparkle-vomit animated photos in less than a decade, is shutting down on August 25th due to “several events on the business and technical sides of Blingee” that have made the site no longer sustainable to run. Users have a week to export their Blingees before the site goes dark.

As Blingee shuts its doors, the era of Myspace-inspired, Web 2.0 design comes to an end. And while we tried to make a few of our own Blingees to pay tribute, it appears that the servers are already stuttering like an old car in need of a tuneup. And so we leave you with this collection of the best of the worst of Blingees–which is to say, a completely typical collection of Blingees.

UPDATE: Blingee has announced that their doors will stay open.

About the author

Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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