5 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Online Cat Videos

Cat videos are so ubiquitous on the Internet that they’ve become shorthand for the most trivial kind of clickbait. But a new exhibition called How Cats Took Over the Internet, now at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, suggests that these feline videos can be more than a waste of time.

  1. Cat videos are a great mirror for the rise of online media.
  2. Cats do not actually dominate the Internet.
  3. Watching those cat videos may actually be good for you.
  4. Many of the people investigating the Internet cat videos do not actually consider themselves cat people.
  5. When we watch cat videos, we’re really looking for moments that remind us of ourselves.

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