The most shared GIFs of 2017 were of a man blinking and a baby crying, according to recent research from Tenor.

The report was based on 2017 data from Tenor's GIF-sharing platform, which handles more than 9 billion searches per month.

The researchers excluded GIFs that are perennially popular (e.g., "happy birthday").

A "yay" GIF featuring actor Jonah Hill was the third most shared of 2017.

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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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