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The Beastmasters

GQ visits the Cute Animal Viral Machine at the heart of Buzzfeed. "One joke in the BuzzFeed offices is that no one employed there can quite explain to their parents what exactly it is they do. To those parents, I would like to say: I can't entirely explain it, either, but whatever it is, these men and women are so fucking good at it. They have thought hard about who looks at what and why. Jack has done entire studies on why cats have triumphed over dogs on the Internet. (The answer involves 'path dependency,' the fancy economics term for when one product, like VHS, conquers another equally legitimate one, like Betamax.) He can tell you with some certainty that a reader of BuzzFeed is equally inclined to click on a photo of a dog or a cat—but that he or she is significantly more likely to share the photo of the cat with others. (Why? 'Totally non-data-driven theory is that dogs are trying too hard,' Jack says.)"
posted by bl1nk on Mar 20, 2014 - 24 comments

Note: not the Spurs keeper

Slow Loris eating a banana, Slow Loris eating a rice ball, Slow Loris being brushed, Slow Loris endangered for being too, too cute and getting their teeth pulled out so they can be sold illegally.
posted by MartinWisse on Feb 7, 2014 - 42 comments

tickling animal roundup of cuteness

Attention Internet: This is a penguin being tickled. [more inside]
posted by flex on Apr 16, 2011 - 70 comments

Anthropomorphism can be fun!

Slow Loris looking sad. Slow loris looking happy. [more inside]
posted by quin on Aug 17, 2009 - 71 comments

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