Amid dotcom bubbles, evolving technologies, and an endless stream of new memes and trends, the digital landscape of the Internet is ever-changing. If there is one thing that has remained consistent throughout the Web’s 26-year history, it’s cats — specifically, netizens’ love of them.
While Pet Age identifies several characteristics of cats that make them well-suited to be stars of the format, one of the biggest factors might be on the other side of the screen. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the most avid users of the Internet also happen to be more likely to own cats. (Yes, this might be yet another thing to blame on Millennials.) Millennials spend more time online than other generations — 3.4 hours per day. On average, Millennials have two cats per household, less than Gen-Xers. And the most common way for cat owners of all generations to find out about new products? You guessed it: the Internet.
Of course, this isn’t to say that cats’ aloof charms aren’t also responsible for their nine lives of Internet fame but, when you do the math, the odds are clearly tipped in their favor.
Check out Pet Age’s full article for additional insights on the Internet’s love affair with cats.
Source: The Internet’s Feline Obsession