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Animals Taking Over Social Media [Infographic]

by Verónica Jarski  |  
August 3, 2013

If you spend any amount of time on social media, you know that the digital world loves animals. Whether the animal is cute, ugly, or grumpy, no one minds.

The digital world can't get enough of animals in videos and images, and some even have their own social media channels!

It's true: Some pets have insanely popular social media platforms. The most popular pet is Grumpy Cat, with 1,138,689 Twitter followers (as of this writing). The black-and-white cat known as Sockington has more than 1,383,316 followers on Twitter.

Animals also have social media profiles on Tumblr, Facebook, and YouTube.

But why? The reasons for the popularity of animals on social media are simple:

  • Animals are cute. (Yes, goats and snakes are cute to some people.)
  • Content featuring what animals might be thinking lends itself to being shareable.
  • Animals with personalities are just hilarious.

To find out more about the history of animals on social media, check out the fun, colorful infographic from Edgemere:

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Veronica Jarski is the Opinions editor and a senior writer at MarketingProfs. She can be reached at

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  • by Randy Milanovic Sat Aug 3, 2013 via iphone

    Puppies, kittens and babies have always worked. It's in our genetics to open our hearts and pay attention to these.

  • by Gracious Store Tue Aug 6, 2013 via web

    We all to some degree like animals especially puppies and cats. They are always very good companions as such we tend to share what we like and appreciate about these animals

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