This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso, the founder of Visual Loop, a collaborative digital environment for everything related to information design and data visualization. He lives in Brazil, and you can connect with him online on Tumblr, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Cats. What would the Internet be like, without them? Obviously, a bit different, depending on your habits of navigation. The fact is, no matter if you’re on Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram or any other social platform out there, the ‘cat effect’ is all-present, with pictures and videos taken by proud owners, in search of their 15-min spotlight.

There are many theories out there, trying to explain why the Internet loves cats so much. But if you have (or had) a cat of your own, there’s really no need of further explanations, besides the fact that they’re just adorable.

And if you’re not, well, digging through the Visual Loop archives, I’ve pull together 12 infographics about cats that might help you understand why ‘catz rulez’.

The average cats | Via
The average cats

Kittens & Bacon | Via
Kittens & Bacon

Secret life of the cat | Via
Secret life of the cat

The healing power of cat purrs | Via
The healing power of cat purrs

Why Cats are better than Men | Via
Why Cats are better than Men

Why Cat Videos Work | Via
Why Cat Videos Work

Social Media Explained By Adorable Cats | Via
Social Media Explained By Adorable Cats

Cats in Social Media | Via
Cats in Social Media

Why Do We Love Cats So Much? | Via
Why Do We Love Cats So Much

Taking Purr-Fect Cat Photos | Via
Taking Purr-Fect Cat Photos

Cats rule the web | Via
Cats rule the web

My Cat: Assistant, Doctor and Therapist | Via
My Cat Assistant, Doctor and Therapist

 

We have plenty of more examples on this Pinterest Board as well.

Until next time!