Although the Internet originally began as a way to build a communications network that could survive a nuclear attack, it seems that the real purpose of the Internet is to share pictures of cats. According to a study by mobile network Three, internet users share more than twice as pictures of cats than they do of themselves. More than 3.8 million feline photos and clips are shared each day, compared to 1.4 million selfies. Even more interesting is that more than 350,000 cat owners have set up an account on Twitter or Facebook or other social networks for their cat.

One in five owners post pictures of their cats because they assume their cats are more interesting than they are to other people. Meanwhile, 15 percent of people post pictures of their cats, hoping to turn their cat into an Internet star.

To learn more about the most popular Internet cats along with more information about how people share more pictures of cats them themselves, click here.

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