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Animation of a puppy cheering with pom-poms.

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Object type
Brief description
Bubble pup animated gif sticker, created for use in the WeChat app
Physical description
Animation of a puppy cheering with pom-poms.
Gallery label
This object is in the "Data and Communication" section of the Design 1900-Now gallery, opened June 2021 Life in one app WeChat is a multifunctional social media platform which the Chinese technology giant Tencent launched in 2011. Pioneering new ways of communicating digitally, WeChat popularised the use of animated GIFs called ‘stickers’ as a simple way of conveying emotions and was the first app to introduce voice messaging. By 2020, more than one billion people used WeChat worldwide to read the news, hail taxis, send gifts, bank and socialise. Animated stickers (shown on iPad) Bubble Pup, 2015 Designed and made by Tencent Technology, China GIF files Given by Tencent Technology Museum nos. CD.303:27, 30-2017, CD.304:10, 11, 12-2017, CD.307:21-2017
Credit line
Given by Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
Associated object
CD.304-2017 (Group)
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Record createdMarch 7, 2019
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