Why cat videos are popular?
We have always loved cute species, but now with the internet we can share and watch anytime. The internet provided a convenient way to access and share what interests us. So why we love them? Because we don’t need prior knowledge or an explanation to understand them. “Cat videos and images are a quick hit of pure, unfettered ‘cute.’ They’re also entertainment in easily digestible doses.”
Also, cats have bodily and facial expressions that are close to human behavior. They have the tendency to do amusing things and get themselves is funny situations that are shareable. Dogs on the other hand are not successful online because you know that they are trying to capture your attention by doing what they do.
As a cat owner and a previous dog owner, I can relate to this. Cats are very independent and self-possessed. They don’t care for anything but themselves. Whatever they do, whether it’s funny or not, it’s for their own amusement or in some cases it was simply a funny accident. Dogs on the other hand, feel sham when they do wrong, and they depend on us humans to take care of them and play with them. Dogs know that I am the owner; cats think they own me, its as simple as that XD
And that what makes them so amusing and amazing. We can’t read them, but we admire their confidence and arrogance.