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SXSW: Cat videos, crowdsourcing,
taking online communities offline

Los Angeles Times, by Andrea Chang

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/9/2013 7:52:42 PM

Austin - Cat videos got a major boost last year with the first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival, and its success is leading to a number of, ahem, copycat events. An entire panel at this year´s South by Southwest festival, which kicked off Friday, was dedicated to all things cat videos. (Snip) Among those in attendance: Will Braden, the director behind the viral cat video hit "Paw de Deux," which won the festival´s "Golden Kitty" award last year. Hill and Stulen said that at first they only expected a few dozen people to attend the event on the lawn of the Walker Art Center. But 10,000 people showed up for

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For those of you who had fun with our Ldotter-conceived "Dogton Abbey," be sure to watch the French "Henri 2, Paw de Deux," included with this article.

If they had them, it would be "two-thumbs up," Don't forget to take paws tonight and set clocks forward an hour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q34z5dCmC4M

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 3/9/2013 9:05:40 PM     (No. 9217361)

Cat haters, say what you will about cats, but Henri 2 is one of the best cat clips I´ve seen. Granted, I haven´t seen many, but that one is pretty accurate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 3/9/2013 9:49:02 PM     (No. 9217396)

I´ll wait for music week at SXSW. The event is getting to big. Computers/Tech, movies and music.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/9/2013 10:25:15 PM     (No. 9217420)

Too funny.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: jar, 3/10/2013 12:13:35 AM     (No. 9217495)

Have you seen the Creationist Cat videos? http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Creationist+Cat+channel&oq=Creationist+Cat&gs_l=youtube.1.0.35i39j0.988.3245.0.5106.15.11.0.0.0.0.395.2599.2j1j4j4.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.WJYcbXmfwhU

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Reply 5 - Posted by: plumnellie, 3/10/2013 4:02:13 PM     (No. 9218242)

Love Henri. Lots of other videos of his travails.

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