SOURCE: (HK) Ltd. - Social Networking for pets and their owners

August 26, 2010 08:00 ET

Pets Taking Over the Internet Through

The Human Reign Over the Internet Seems to Have Come to an End -- at Least on Petizens.Com Where Dogs and Cats Call the Shots Using Their "Moms" and "Dads" as Secret Assistants When Chatting With Their "F-urrr-iends"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  Things are changing fast on the internet and so does social networking. The new trend is social "petworking" and is the pioneer offering a growing online pet community a place of their own. On this platform Jack the dog and Mimi the cat interact with all their pet friends, share their stories and photos and exchange all kinds of pet related information and knowledge. 

Sure, they need some human help behind the scenes -- the "parents" act as their pets' ghostwriters and help them to express their feelings and thoughts and their unique personality.

Besides contributing to the forums and the knowledge section, owners can design unique web pages for their pets.

"The idea is to make an online scrapbook for your pets. We use an innovative drag and drop technology to make it easy for users to put their pictures, videos, stickers and other functions on the web page. On Petizens we are not setting a limit to our users' creativity -- no pet page looks like the other -- they are as unique as our users and their pets," says Per Lyngemark, founder of

Petizens rewards the pets with experience points, levels and virtual money -- the so called Petopian$. Users can collect points by making friends, voting on other pets' web pages and pictures. More points lead to higher levels. Higher levels unlock more features for the web pages and you earn more Petopian$, which you can use to give super cool animated gifts to your friends.

"We encourage users to contribute to the community and to interact and make friends with other pets. Reaching new levels and earning Petopian$ motivates users to be active and at the same time guarantees they are having a great time on our site. Most important for us is that our users have fun," says Lyngemark.

The Petizens social network was founded by the pet lovers Tamako and Per Lyngemark. During the last few months the social 'petworking' site has become more and more popular among pet lovers; Lyngemark is expecting to reach more than 100,000 pets on Petizens by end of 2010.

More information on Petizens and about social networking for pets can be found on

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