Type “lolcat” (as in, laugh-out-loud cat) into Google Images and you get 5 million results – images of cats juxtaposed with idiosyncratic captions, comprising misused verbs, leet speak and way too many Zs.
Repeat the search with “loldog” and you get 69,300 results.
Emily Huh, editor-in-chief of I Can Has Cheezburger, the biggest destination for lolcat material, suspects this discrepancy comes down to cat-people versus dog-people behaviour. “Unlike dog lovers who have dog parks as a place to socialize, cat people socialize on the Internet, which is like a giant litter box of cat lovers,” she says.
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