Hey, is BuzzFeed’s transition to credentialed news organization giving other purveyors of cute animal pics ideas? We can’t help but wonder, given this New York Times report that GoodNewsAnimal.ru–a kind of Russian CuteOverload–played a pivotal role in the naming and shaming of a Russian official caught wearing a suspiciously expensive watch. Read More
"But you guys love cats"
“If one has set out to say something definitive about the relationship between cats and the Internet, it’s important not to be delayed indefinitely by Internet cats,” writes Gideon Lewis-Kraus in a thousands-word long Wired piece about cats on the Internet. He studied the cultural impact of Internet cats in Japan, and traveled there to meet with a famous cat band. It is glorious.
Sadly, Maru declined to be interviewed for the piece.