Pets on social networking sites: Crazy or cool?
I fully admit that I am 100%, head over heals, crazy obsessed with my dog, Kitsune. I mean what's not to love? He's an amazing hiking partner, loves to play, is insanely adorable, has a great sense of humor, and loves nothing more than spending hours snuggled up next to me.
However, after spending time spamming my Facebook page with pictures, videos, and status updates about my dog, it came to my attention that while I may enjoy sharing every little cute or crazy thing my dog does, my Facebook friends didn't seem very appreciative. In order to spare myself the awkwardness of becoming known as the crazy dog lady to my family and friends, I did the only logical thing. I made my dog his own Facebook page. Now I can post as many doggy pictures and videos as I want without having to worry about annoying family members who may not be as interested in hearing the play by play of my dog's day.
Crazy? Maybe! But remember, I already freely admitted to being crazy where my dog is concerned. What really surprised me though, was the sheer number of other dog profiles I found on Facebook. And it's not only dogs either. I was able to find profiles for every type of animal from goldfish to horses and everything in between! Apparently I'm far from the first person to come up with this idea. Some animals have even become relatively famous from their Facebook pages!
Did you know that there are also social type websites designed specifically for pets? Dogster.com and it's cousin site Catster.com allow pet owners to not only chat about their pets, but they can also make each of their dogs or cats a unique profile page. Bunspace.com is a similar website that caters to rabbits and the humans who love them. All three sites seem to be pretty popular. Maybe a bit strange to some people, but it's all in good fun. Pet forums and communities online can be a great place for animal lovers to meet and chat with like minded individuals.
So what are people's opinions on pet profiles on social networking sites? Do you think they are annoying, weird, stupid? Or do you enjoy reading about the daily doings of some of Facebook's furriest fans?