But not so fast, dear office drone, because there’s a guaranteed mood-lifter you can indulge in at your desk. Just head on over to YouTube, place your cursor in the search box, and type … “cat.”
This is, at least, my personal takeaway from a new study in a forthcoming issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior, on what author Jessica Gall Myrick calls the “understudied” field of “online cat media.”
[From Grumpy Cat to Lil Bub, Internet cats are serious business]
“Consumption of online cat-related media deserves empirical attention,” Myrick writes, “because, as the news accounts suggest, Internet users spend a significant amount of time consuming cat-related media, some of that while they are supposed to be doing other tasks like working or studying.”
… Yep, been there.
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