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I think the quantity of cat and dog and bird posts I see are a sign of people longing to post positive things. It’s hard to post about good news because it doesn’t get reported widely. And so the good news we post is always private: the food we eat, the friends we meet, the things we see, and most of that we do using pictures because we’re not too good talking about our feelings. Anyway, make sure to follow the right amount of positive posters. Cat pictures for mental health, so to say.

@kensanata I think it's a reflection on how people react to the barrage of negativity in (social) media. You can't fix it so newspapers write about feelgood shit, so you look at cats and dogs being cats and dogs (a.k.a awesome) to make yourself feel better.

Then you start sharing it on social media to spread the wealth.

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