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Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

NPR | July 14, 2014 7:41 a.m.

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Elise Hu

Celebrity Internet cat Lil Bub, who ranks #4 on the cat influencer list.

Celebrity Internet cat Lil Bub, who ranks #4 on the cat influencer list.

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For reasons I can’t fully understand, the Internet loves its cats. Keyboard Cat and Grumpy Cat are household names, I Can Haz Cheezeburger is a digital empire and my real-life cats are on a social networking site called Catster (this is not a joke).

So you’ve gotta wonder how it took a cat food company this long to come up with this: The Friskies 50, a definitive list of cat influencers, powered by an algorithm that adjusts monthly depending on a cat’s social media reach, engagement across various social platforms and mentions in traditional news outlets.

Herewith, the top 20 cats, and you can see the full list for more:

To close this out, here’s a classic from Maru, my personal favorite Internet cat (ranked #14 on the power list).

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