Mathematics says Cats + Internet = Comedy squared. It’s that easy. You portray a kitten, it does not matter if it is fat, skinny, furry, sleeping … in a funny setting, you upload the photo to social networks, and voila, you are already breaking the status quo of the online world. Even trolls stop
#1 How fluffy
“Watching material about cats online may improve mood, but it also has negative effects related to using the internet to procrastinate,” explains Jessica G. Myrick of Indiana University, one of the researchers on this phenomenon.
#2 Watch out for the cat’s paw before closing
There are people who believe that watching cat videos on the internet is not a serious thing to be investigated academically, but it is a fact that it is one of the most popular uses of the web today. If we want to better understand the effects that the internet has in us, as individuals and society, then researchers cannot ignore it. ”
We have all seen cat videos on the internet, but there is very little empirical work done on why so many people are doing it or the effect it has. I felt compelled to collect data on this phenomenon from popular culture.
#3 You just realized that you’re pregnant
There are over 2 million cat videos posted on YouTube, with over 26 billion views, more than any other YouTube category.
The most popular cat watching sites are Facebook, YouTube, Buzzfeed, and I Can Have Cheezburger.
Of the study participants, only 36% described themselves as “cat-like,” while 60% say they like both cats and dogs.
#4 He Loves To Scratch Him With The Body Scratcher
Participants reported feeling more energetic and more positive after viewing online material about cats. They also had fewer negative emotions, such as anxiety or sadness. They often watch cats on the internet while studying or working, and the pleasure it brings them outweighs the guilt they may have for procrastinating.
#5 I heard my husband screaming in the shower and I found this
In the end, the response was very positive.
Even if they watch cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they work, the emotional benefit could actually help people do harder tasks.
It also suggests that the use of cat videos as low-cost pet therapy could be explored in the future.