Jessica Gall Myrick is not what you’d call a cat person. In fact, she’s allergic to them.
But Myrick, an assistant professor in The Media School, noticed that she was encountering cat videos online with increasing frequency—everywhere from her social media feeds to news websites.
“It was just impossible to avoid cat videos,” says Myrick, who is the owner of a pug dog named Biscuit. “They’ve become synonymous with the Internet.”