Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Internet’s Famousest Felines (Videos)

The Internet’s Famousest Felines: "One of the most striking things about the internet boom and the rise of sites like Youtube is the democratization of fame (or “fame” — there’s certainly a difference between reality show famous and Tom Cruise famous) — but many of those it’s brought fame to aren’t even human. They’re cats. Of the top twenty or so most-watched-ever videos on Youtube — ranging from about 5 million views on the low end to 40 million on the top end — eight of them feature cats. Can you imagine twenty million people watching your pet do silly tricks? It boggles the mind! I had to find out what these cats were doing that so many people found irresistible."

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