By: Julia D'Andrea
Throughout the past year, the social media app, Tik Tok, has become popular amongst young people. It is not limited to only younger people, but people of all ages. Tik Tok started as a lip-syncing app, originally named Musical.ly, and was meant to be similar to the app Vine. Vine was an app that allowed people to make humorous videos that entertained their audience. The target audience was also younger people. These apps helped people express themselves, and helped others get a good laugh in the process.
When I think of the app Tik Tok, I think of the videos that make me chuckle as I’m scrolling down the explore page. There are a variety of videos, containing DIYs, lip-syncing, pranks, experiments, and more. I believe that these apps are what is needed in social media because of the form of expression it allows young people to explore.
I think Tik Tok is so entertaining and appealing to younger people because it is easy to put out there, it makes money, and can make others laugh. People can make money by gaining a following, then going on a live stream where viewers can choose to donate to you. It is an outlet to share your sense of humor, and witty with the things in your day to day life. When someone has done something they don't usually do, or something has happened by a fluke, then it is also shared on Tik Tok to bring attention to the situation.( Collapse )