Culture How Deksy The Cat Conquered The Internet

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With nearly 1 million followers on Instagram, 100 million likes on TikTok, and 175 million views on YouTube, Deksy The Cat has emerged as one of the most influential felines on the internet. What’s even more crazy is that it all happened by accident!

If you haven’t heard of this cat already, here’s a quick breakdown. Although Deksy has been famously active on TikTok for years with her hyper personality (Watch a video and you’ll know what I mean), everything would change on December 6th, 2022, when her owner accidentally recorded her shenanigans in 2x speed. Given that Deksy already boasted some quick and snappy meows, recording at double speed gave viewers the illusion that she was barking, which helped her stand out among all the many cats on the internet.

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This post has since accumulated 4.2 million likes on TikTok, and 250,000 when it was reposted on Instagram. Learning from this success and taking inspiration from creators like Talking Kitty Cat, Deksy’s owner developed a formula that was guaranteed to pull in millions of likes every time he posted. To start most videos, Deksy’s owner would film her jumping down from her cat tree at 2x speed as if she just randomly spawned in from the sky. Then, she’s asked random comedic questions, which are followed by barks of approval. Take this video for example, where Deksy’s owner instructs her not to bark into the microphone to win a prize:

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Most other videos follow the same idea, where Deksy barks to win headphones, an Xbox, or prize money. It definitely appeals to Gen Z and Gen Alpha humor, with the videos being intentionally as ridiculous as possible for laughs. However, I’m sure parents and cat lovers would find these videos to be amusing too.

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Deksy just turned 10 years old, and currently is less than 40k subscribers away from reaching 1 million and earning her gold play button (An award given to creators who surpass 1M subscribers). They’ve recently launched a merch store, which also includes a detailed description of her life from a vulnerable kitten to her rise to fame. Additionally, you can find Deksy branded pillows, stickers, and keychains.
Deksy and her owner are another example of the creative power of the internet, and proof that cats still have incredible online influence in 2024. Make sure to show support by following @DeksyTheCat on all socials!

Sources:

https://deksythecat.com/

https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/deksy-the-cat.html

https://www.viewstats.com/@deksythecat/channelytics

https://socialblade.com/instagram/user/deksythecat

https://socialblade.com/tiktok/user/deksythecat

Deksy’s Socials:

https://www.youtube.com/@deksythecat

https://www.instagram.com/deksythecat/

https://www.tiktok.com/@deksythecat
 
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I love it when cats become internet sensations. ❤️
 
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