From Cuteoverload to 'social petworks', adorable animals own the web
June 5, 2013
Here’s an exercise for you: Log into your favorite social site (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine …we know you use one of all of these, don’t lie) and check out the feed. My gut instinct tells me it won’t take you that long before you hit a photo, status, tweet, video clip, or reblog that contains a cute animal in some way, shape, or form. In fact, you probably “liked” some of them, if not personally posted one (or all) yourself. Let’s face it – the Internet is pet crazy, and hey, it has every right to be. On the Web, animals are superstars … and that’s not really an expression anymore (allow me to reference the Grumpy Cat movie).
Is this Internet devotion to the cute fuzzy things among us just a natural extension of how much we love them in real life, or has the Web elevated our love of pets and taken it to a whole other (borderline weird) place?
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