Forget weddings, babies and selfies, its photos of our pets - or 'petsies' - that Brits really love posting on their social networks.
In celebration of its sponsorship of Crufts 2014 and the Kennel Club’s ‘Dog Photographer of the Year’ competition, Samsung Digital Imaging today reveals new research which shows that we're a nation obsessed with taking and sharing more photos of our furry friends than of our own friends and family.
In a sign of the social world in which we now live, nearly two thirds (62%) of people admit to regularly uploading and sharing photos of their pets on Facebook and Twitter, with a further 16% revealing that half of the photos they upload onto Facebook are of their pets.
When it comes to the nation’s favourite pet, it seems that dogs really are man’s best friend. In the same way many of us would with our friends and family, a quarter (25%) of us are now sharing photos of our furry friends’ birthdays on Facebook, whilst 23% share photos of their pets while on the family holiday.
To celebrate Britain’s love of dogs and the growing ‘petsie’ phenomenon, Samsung Digital Imaging has launched an online search to find Britain’s best ‘petsies’. To take part in the Petsie Awards, all you have to do is upload the coolest picture of your pet dog on Facebook by visiting www.thepetsies.com
Samsung is giving everyone who enters ‘The Petsies’ a chance of winning tickets to Crufts 2014, which takes place on 6-9 March at the NEC in Birmingham. This will be decided through a lottery system, with 80 pairs of tickets being given out for the four days of competition.