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23 April 2014

Social petworking’- nearly one million UK pet owners indulge

We can definitely believe how this new phenomenon can be true as we see so many visitors bringing their pets on holiday as part of the family to stay in dog friendly cottages Cornwall. If you haven’t heard, we’re talking about the fact that an astonishing one million UK pet owners have social media accounts for their animals, research has revealed.

It has been publicised via Gocompare that just under one in ten pet owners have created an online profile for their favourite furry friends, known as "social petworking".

The trend has seen some animals gaining significant social media following, and in some instances rivalling their owners.

The most influential of the social media pets is Sockington the cat, according to the survey, who belongs to Jason Scott the American archivist and historian.

If you sign into Twitter you can follow Sockington (@sockington) who has already gained a staggering 1.3 million followers, numbers which trump that of Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband combined!

Though the research revealed that there were only a small minority of pet owners who are going as far as creating Facebook and Twitter profiles for their pets, 17 per cent had admitted that their own social media accounts are ruled by updates about their pets.

Furthermore Gocompare revealed that from February 4 to March 6, more tweets were posted about dogs than cats. During that time frame, there were 1,713,613 tweets referencing cats as opposed to 2,323,567 about dogs.

If you’re thinking of making an account for your pet then surely there isn’t a much better place for a selfie than beautiful Cornwall?

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