(also known as "Sockamillion
" or "Socks
") is a domestic cat
who lives in Waltham, Massachusetts
. He has gained large-scale fame via the social networking site Twitter
; his co-owner, Jason Scott
, an archivist and Internet historian, has been regularly posting from Sockington's Twitter account since late 2007.
As of March 2017, Sockington's account has over 1.4 million followers, many of which are pet accounts themselves.
Sockington is a grey and white domestic shorthaired cat; he was found as a stray outside a Boston subway station in 2004.
In July 2014, Parade magazine called Sockington a "Pet Power Player" and named him #1 in their list of pet social media sensations.
The posts, or "tweets", are written by Scott from the perspective of Sockington, typical posts run along the lines of:
stalk stalk stalk AND WHAT HAVE WE HERE deadly pillow enemy BANZAIIIIIIIII CRASH oh no busted PILLOW ATTACKED FIRST run run run
the posts are written a few at a time using a shell script and slowly fed into Twitter at short intervals.
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