Top Tweeting Pets of 2011 - Most Influential Social Petworkers
As the trend for social petworking continues to rise, we have compiled a list of its top tweeting pets of 2011. With over half of UK pet owners* sharing photos of their pets online, it is no surprise that these furry friends are looking for more limelight, tweeting their views and observations to thousands of followers across the UK.
The top ten list includes Fenton, the dog that made the headlines this year after getting over-excited in Richmond Park, as well as the closest companion of one of the UK's top singing sensations, Susan Boyle. Other creative tweeters are giving followers a 'behind the scenes' glimpse of two of London's landmarks, Number Ten and the BBC. The social petworking trend looks set to continue with the rise of pet-only social networking sites such as Critter, Catster and DoggieDating. Pets are even trying their 'paw' at micro blogging and Twitter now has a dedicated pet feed.
Taking into account the number of followers and number of tweets as well as their presence on other social networking sites such facebook and Linkedin...the top tweeting pets of 2011 are;
- @sockington – Jason Scotts cat Sockamillion
- @number10cat – Larry, The Downing Street cat
- @chunkhandler – Chelsea Handler's dog
- @Uggie_The Artist – Uggie the cat from the film The Artist
- @SusanBoylesCat – Pebbles
- @BushHouseMice – The other residents at The BBC's Bush House
- @BillyCEOCat – The world's first CEO cat
- @TheDailyWag – Martha Stewart's cats Francesca and Sharkey
- @stoner_cat – A stoned cat
- @Fentonthedog – The famous deer chasing dog
Other famous felines and prominent pooches include Maru, the cat from Japan with a penchant for jumping into cardboard boxes, who has been crowned the most popular pet on YouTube with over 6 million people tuning in to see the pouncing puss and his latest antics. Boo the dog has also been crowned Petplan's most favourite dog on Facebook with over 1.3million 'likes'.
Isabella Von Mesterhazy, our Head of Marketing, commented: "This year, pets have had a bigger presence on social networks than ever before, and we predict this trend is only going to get bigger in 2012. Our own Facebook page and Twitter profile means that many of our customers share their pet pictures and activities with us, much as they would with their real-world friends."