Study: 1 in 10 Pets Are Social Networking

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Flooding the intent with videos of crazy cats, puppies being cute puppies, and parrots that say the darndest things is nowhere near enough for pet lovers who want to share with the world (or at least their many Facebook friends) how awesome their pet is. According to a new study in the United Kingdom, 1 in 10 pets have their own profile on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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The study, commissioned by pet insurance company PetPlan, suggests that that more than half of pet owners in the UK are sharing photos or videos of their pet on the internet, and are branching out into setting up profiles for their pets. According to PetPlan director Neil Brettell, this is because animals on social networking sites are more popular than even celebrities.

So, while it seems unlikely that the neighbor’s cat is going to wind up with more friends than say, Lady GaGa, seeing pets pop up on Facebook and other social networking sites is definitely on the rise. Pets with profiles is really nothing new, but if this study shows us anything it’s that social networking for pets certainly seems to be a big trend. I guess we all just want the world to know who our real friends are.

(via Mashable)


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