Dr Loplop

Dr Loplop is a London-based cat photographer and internet celebrity. He is best known as the originator of the 'Somebody else's cat' phenomenon, and is an administrator of the eponymous Flickr group. His other interests include architecture, design and web development.

"Like many viral phenomena, the Somebody else's cat group began by accident in the context of a specific online community, the image hosting site Flickr". This text by Dr Loplop explores the emergence of the internet cat meme and the influence of online communities in the development of this protohistory.