Cats and the Internet

Cats and the Internet

Without a doubt, one of the most searched sites, desired animals, viewed videos, and praised creatures on the internet are the cats. How did an animal that has no intention of returning the love that we as humans give to it, conquered the social media like it does now? Why do we give so much attention to these fluffy creatures when our love is unrequited?

Ever since cats decided to abandon their domestic lands in the Near East and Egypt around 15,000 years ago and went on a journey to conquer the world, they managed to get inside the hearts of people and stick there. Traveling alongside farmers, mariners and even Vikings, the cats managed to spread through Europe and Asia, slowly taking over the world, reaching to America and South Africa, before outnumbering dogs in the world by 75 million. Now, they managed to do it on a different “platform” as well – the internet.

As we are aware, the social media nowadays is filled with animals and their cuteness, performing their skills and showing off in every way. With the popular Memes being the obvious sign of who is ruling the world, cats hold the largest section of it. Many animals have tried, managed to reach the top, most viewed sections of the sites, but were simply smashed by cats and their interesting pictures and acts.

But memes are the least of our “problems”, as cats have gone deeper into our habits. There are people fostering more than 100 cats, opening centres for them, hanging pictures on the walls. Bands play music where cats are the centre point, game producers are creating more and more games where cats are the main inspiration. You can see one of the best slot games on the market called Kitty Glitter is actually inspired by cats and their shininess.

Another famous cat icon is Hello Kitty, who managed to take over many online and land based markets at a quick pace, from games, toys, shops for clothes and you name what else. With the same speed, kit kat overflowed the sweets market and supplies chocolates, cake, and other various tasty and satisfying goods all over the world. They all revolve around cats and use them as their muse and inspiration, with almost certain positive results from the people all over the world.

Yet, the question is still unanswered – Why does the internet love cats so much?

Unlike dogs, which enjoy living with humans, wish they participate in every action, every situation and want to be part of our lives and share the joy, our most beloved animals offer almost no communications with us. You can only see them sharing a mutual interest and interacting with other members of their species in certain situations when they fight or mate. Why are they so attractive to us? Is the cuteness of their fur, elegance while walking, the position and size of their big eyes or something further, unexplained? Maybe ancient Egyptians knew more than we know now, as they praised them as gods? Hopefully, we will find out soon, and unravel this mystery of cats taking over the online world.

 

 

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