Cute Overload

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Cute Overload was a weblog featuring commentary, photos and videos related to various aspects of cuteness in animals. The site was created by Megan Frost. It is ranked #803 in the most influential English blog list compiled by Technorati,[1] #16,387 in Alexa's "World Traffic Ranking"[2] and, according to Quantcast, it receives an average of 33,700 visits per day.[3] On January 18, 2016, the site announced it was closing down.[4]

Awards[edit]

Cute Overload won the 2006 Webby Awards "People's Voice" honors in the blog category,[5][6] the 2007 Bloggies for Best American Weblog,[7] and the 2009 "Weblog Awards" winner as "Best Topical Weblog".[8]

"Rules of Cuteness"[edit]

The website features "Rules of Cuteness", an evolving list of characteristics of cuteness, several of which include the following:

  • Rule #1: Putting your paw up.
  • Rule #2: Look helpless.
  • Rule #3: An inquisitive look.
  • Rule #4: More than one species of baby flopping around is cute.
  • Rule #5: Fisheye lens + baby animal is always cute.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technorati". 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alexa". 14 Mar 2011. Retrieved 14 Mar 2011. 
  3. ^ "Quantcast". 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Meg (January 18, 2016). "Thank you for a Decade of Cute!". Cute Overload. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "2006 Webby Winners". 
  6. ^ Newsday, Cool 2 Use. July 18, 2006. Part 2, page B02.
  7. ^ "2007 Weblog Awards". 
  8. ^ "Weblog Awards, the 2009 bloggies". March 16, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Rules of Cuteness — Cute Overload". Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Rules of Cuteness — Cute Overload". Retrieved 3 March 2016. 

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