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The Nyan Cat Progress Bar for Windows 7 is a Dream Come True

 - Jul 13, 2011
References: instantelevatormusic & buzzfeed
No, you aren't dreaming, the Nyan Cat progress bar is finally a reality. Let's all rejoice together at the fact that the world is slowly becoming more Nyan-ified each day.

Ben Stone is the hero behind this giant leap for mankind. Recently, YouTube adopted a Nyan Cat progress bar for the original video and it's been a major success. Stone realized that Nyan would make a great progress bar for computers in general; after all, loading bars induce a lot of stress. Now you can delight in the loading process as the smiling Nyan Can prances across the progress bar, trailing behind him a beautiful rainbow.

The Nyan Cat progress bar is available for free for users of Windows 7, and has not yet been developed for Mac users.

Implications - Consumers appreciate products that make reference to major elements of popular culture such as Internet memes. They act as a form of entertainment, and they also allow consumers to convey their interests and values to their peers. Companies can appeal to young demographics by incorporating popular Internet references into their product designs.