Cat videos on the Internet have proven so popular that the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City has a new exhibition called How Cats Took Over the Internet. Not surprisingly, the museum concluded that watching cat videos isn’t a waste of time after all.

One crucial reason why cat videos are psychologically good for the well-being of the planet is that after watching a funny cat video, people actually feel better. That means happier people who are less likely to cause trouble for others.

Another use for cat videos is to see how they shape and define social media. If you had noticed the popularity of cat videos early in the Internet’s existence, you could have easily predicted the rise and importance of Internet videos for business and personal use as well. By studying how people share their cat images with others, you can spot changing Internet trends.

If you thought cat videos were a waste of time, click here to learn more facts about cat videos.

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