Virally Cute

Marketers are capitalizing on the obession with “cute” animals
Implications - “Cute” blogs have infiltrated the web, and thousands of “adorable” chain letters and photo blogs later, they continue to captivate online users. Animals have global appeal, extending far beyond any cultural boundaries, giving this genre of images and videos an easy ability to go viral.
SCORE: 4.8
Hot Top 6 Examples: 135,433 Total Clicks Mar 08 - Sep 08
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Filed in: LifestylePets
The Next LOLCats? - Fail Dog
SCORE: 6.5
Viral 26,364 Clicks Pub: Mar 29, 08
The Next LOLCats?
Fail Dog
Meet Fail Dog, the most pitiful blog on the web. While LOLCats stars get all the glory and fame for their superior attitude and special language, man's best friend gets nothing but FAIL. The blog features… [More]
Winged Cats - Kittens with Wings
SCORE: 5.6
V. Hot 50,871 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 08
Winged Cats
Kittens with Wings
Fame can be so short on the Internet. A winged cat has already stolen the thunder of the four-eared cat, Yoda. Meet Tom, the unique winged cat which developed a pair of fur-covered wings during the recent… [More]
Deep Animal Relaxation Galleries - "Kittens I've Killed"
SCORE: 4.2
Hot 13,816 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 08
Deep Animal Relaxation Galleries
"Kittens I've Killed"
The “Kittens I’ve Killed” website, rest assured, is not about killing these adorable cats, although the gun shot you hear might startle at first as do the words “Refresh kills”. Every time the page is… [More]
Virally Cute Videos - Interspecies Love
SCORE: 3.9
Hot 18,079 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 08
Virally Cute Videos
Interspecies Love
"Interspecies Love" is one of the cornerstones of the viral pass-along phenomenon. A cousin to the overwhelmingly cute "Baby Animals" email so popular in the 90's, this imagery seems to have a profound… [More]
Coffee Shop Kitten Rentals - Tokyo's Cat Cafe Calico
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 12,274 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 08
Coffee Shop Kitten Rentals
Tokyo's Cat Cafe Calico
A cafe in Tokyo, called the Cat Cafe Calico, has 14 felines in residence which people can hire to play with whilst they relax over a cup of tea! Sound odd? The shop is not alone in offering this service,… [More]
Unique Animals - Four Eared Vampire Cat (for Batman?)
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 14,029 Clicks Pub: Aug 24, 08
Unique Animals
Four Eared Vampire Cat (for Batman?)
I am not going to use the phrase seven lives in this trend - I don’t do cliches. But I will say that if Batman had a kitty, it would indeed look something like this four eared cat. His owners, Mr & Mrs… [More]