One in 10 UK pets have a profile on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, according to a recent study.
More than half of pet owners in the UK share photos of their pets on the net, suggests a study commissioned by pet insurance company PetPlan. Neil Brettell, director of PetPlan, even goes so far as to suggest that “animals are more popular than celebrities on Facebook and other social networking sites.”
Pets on social networking sites aren’t new. One might even argue that they’re one of the driving forces behind the rise of the social media phenomenon. We’ve seen dozens of popular videos and memes featuring pets, social networks aimed exclusively toward pets and popular social networking profiles “owned” by dogs, cats and other animals.
These findings support another a recent study that suggested 14% of dog owners have Facebook profiles for their dogs.
How about you? If you’re a pet owner, do you maintain a Facebook, Twitter or YouTube profile for your pet? Please, share your opinion in the comments.
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