I found an interesting fact in this BlogPaws post: there are more dogs in the U.S. than there are children! Now this is a pretty awesome statement… because there are even more cats in the U.S. than there are dogs! More intriguing statistics from the same story: 14% of U.S. dogs have a Facebook page (at least according to some poll on a dog website) — so considering the prevalence of cats on the internet, I can only conclude that an even higher percentage of cats are on Facebook! We kitties all like to claim ownership of the WWW, but I get even more excited when it is backed by truth!
Want even more proof? I love this one: Facebook ads featuring a cat got a higher response than an ad showing female cleavage!
Why am I crowing (as they say) about this? Well, remember a couple of weeks ago I asked you guys to help me put the MEOW into BarkWorld by supporting my entry to win a trip for my human to this dog-centric conference? It worked! I am one of the winners!
You may wonder why a kitty like me is so excited about sending her representative to a conference that is so unabashedly dog-leaning that it’s even in the name. The conference actually has a lot of really smart social media and blogging sessions that are good for any species. They have Matt Silverman of Mashable as a keynote speaker. And there are even a couple of sessions that are feline inclusive, including a MeowWorld Breakfast for Cat Influencers. (Let’s see my human make it to that one — 7 A.M. Eastern Time will be the middle of the night to her jet-lagged Pacific Time brain! But she’ll try really, really hard to be there.)
So thank you, BarkWorld humans, for letting this kitty into your dog conference. Of course, you do realize I am going to take all the valuable information I get to strengthen the feline position on top of the internet media chain. The dogs will have to console themselves with chew toys and dog treat swag.