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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.
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Megatrends
7 Featured, 3 Examples:
181,659 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Mar 08 — Sep 08
Trending:
Hot

Featured Examples

The Next LOLCats?
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
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
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
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Viral Instructions?
Viral Instructions?
'An Engineer's Guide to Cats' Topping Viral Video List
Further proving that people love everything related to cats, this video is rising up the charts. The video, "An Engineer's Guide to Cats," features an engineer and his assistant walking through a pragmatic,… MORE

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