Science: Cat Videos are supercool, yo.

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Jessica Gall Myrick von der Uni Indiana mit der ultimativen Studie: Emotion regulation, procrastination, and watching cat videos online: Who watches Internet cats, why, and to what effect? (hier die eigentliche Studie hinter 'ner Paywall). Die Ergebnisse sind leider recht belanglos („the response to watching cat videos was largely positive“), aber das muss wohl so:

“Some people may think watching online cat videos isn’t a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it’s one of the most popular uses of the Internet today,” Myrick said. “If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can’t ignore Internet cats anymore. […]

Participants in Myrick’s study reported:
- They were more energetic and felt more positive after watching cat-related online media than before.
- They had fewer negative emotions, such as anxiety, annoyance and sadness, after watching cat-related online media than before.
- They often view Internet cats at work or during studying.
- The pleasure they got from watching cat videos outweighed any guilt they felt about procrastinating.
- Cat owners and people with certain personality traits, such as agreeableness and shyness, were more likely to watch cat videos.
- About 25 percent of the cat videos they watched were ones they sought out; the rest were ones they happened upon.
- They were familiar with many so-called “celebrity cats,” such as Nala Cat and Henri, Le Chat Noir.

So here, let's have some positive Emotions:

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