What the pup is up with dog twitter?

10 thoughts on “What the pup is up with dog twitter?

  1. Catherine,
    I really enjoyed this video. Nothing makes my day more than seeing something about pups!! I never know dog Twitter was a thing till I saw this video, so thank you for informing me about something new.

  2. Catherine,

    I thought this blog post was super interesting! It is fascinating for people to play on the cuteness of dogs by inserting political views and freedom of speech as well into their twitter accounts. By using dogs, it makes their views almost seem less aggressive, which is a great tactic in a social media space like Twitter. Twitter conversations can get pretty heated from time to time, therefore, by using a dog in the mix, it creates the perfect happy medium to still have your voice heard. I also like how you included the cute dog Twitter accounts at the end as well. Overall, I enjoyed your approach to this blog post and enjoyed hearing about this topic!

  3. I think you did a great job of explaining how this started and what it is for those who are not familiar. Your blurb about your video is very creative and your enthusiasm is wonderful! Great job showing us some examples on your computer screen too.

  4. Catherine,
    I have never heard of Dog Twitter until now so thank you for bringing this up. I wonder if any other household pets will make their way into politics in the next few years?

    1. Happy to educate! I think dogs will remain on the frontline of politics for a while, mostly because they’re the most popular household pet, but it’s possible that eventually cats (and maybe other pets) will work their way in as well. If it’s cute, it’s marketable. Good question!

  5. Hey Leffert,

    Great explainer! I agree with Mike, I have a similar question: Do you think household pets will become means of political gain, in the next few years? There is such an audience for content like this. When will someone cross that line?

  6. Wow!

    Even though I follow some of these accounts (shoutout to @WeRateDogs), I never realized that Dog Twitter was becoming so invested in current events and politics. I think it’s interesting that people from different political backgrounds are using this sort of trendy method to communicate their beliefs. Do you think that these accounts are run by younger users to express their opinions in a modern, far-reaching way?

  7. As a HUGE dog lover this is concerning for me. The human world seems divided enough these days. While we sort out our mess, why can’t we leave dog twitter out of it? You’re right! Dogs are cute and thats not a divisive thought! If only we could keep it that way… Keep the cute stuff coming.

  8. Seems like people are trying to make everything political even dogs! Thank you for this informative video I haven’t used Twitter before this class so I had no clue this existed.

  9. Catherine,

    I loved this post because it shines a light on a really interesting result of a combination for user’s love of dogs and our obsession with social media. Dogs are a universal image for many people and adopting a dog’s imagery to one’s view or theme is a really interesting tactic one can employ in something like politics. Great Job!

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