Something about this platform makes it way more conformist than the other ones, at least so far. Half the videos seem to be people doing their own version of other users’ videos.
― treeship., Friday, 24 April 2020 03:21 (seven months ago) link
If, as seems to be the case, kids are super enthusiastic about Tik-Tok, even if it looks to me to be scarcely different than other short video platforms, I would hazard the guess that maybe it's because kids think of it, rightly or wrongly, as being an internet space that belongs to more to kids than adults. Even if that idea were in some degree correct, it will without a doubt be co-opted by adults to push stuff at kids so fast it will make your head spin.
― A is for (Aimless), Friday, 24 April 2020 03:32 (seven months ago) link
vine was good because there were a lot of videos of people falling down and eating shit. these things are too long, giving its users too much of an opportunity to express their horrible personalities
― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 24 April 2020 03:32 (seven months ago) link
First social media app that ive started using to try it out and realized immediately that I'm too old for it, I hate it, and I dont understand it.
― COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Friday, 24 April 2020 04:11 (seven months ago) link
that was / is snapchat for me. I can't even figure out how to use the app. every time I open it i just get the camera and the icons make no sense and no i don't want to import my contacts. it was the first app that made me feel completely old.
― akm, Friday, 24 April 2020 05:38 (seven months ago) link
― donald failson (sic), Friday, 24 April 2020 05:45 (seven months ago) link
this was fun for the first couple of hours, but once you realise 95% of the videos fall into the same specific buckets (weeknd dance routines, shitty pranks on family members, kids’ voices ironically dubbed onto adults, cats/dogs, gym junkies in their pants, 31 year olds insisting they’re not too old for tiktok) it really loses its allure
― karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 24 April 2020 05:49 (seven months ago) link
3liza's curated TikTok threads are better than actually using TikTok:
tiktok thread directorypart 1: rednecks making huge strides on tiktok - https://t.co/QUkW1hiKYOpart 2: helo - https://t.co/FFiMB6rvu2part 3: arson - https://t.co/8oLufiuEhL— in fair corona where we quarantine (@3liza) February 7, 2020
I'm amazed that there hasn't been a gigantic moral panic about the platform yet.
― ShariVari, Friday, 24 April 2020 07:21 (seven months ago) link
There are rumours of censorship of political content on TikTok. I'm not sure how true they are. I wouldn't be surprised at all though, it's a relentlessly 'posi' platform.
This was good though:https://www.tiktok.com/@kyscottt/video/6815758866769349894
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 24 April 2020 10:10 (seven months ago) link
this one is really good
― treeship., Friday, 24 April 2020 13:45 (seven months ago) link
there was also a controversy because the company told moderators to suppress posts by obese people, disabled people, and others with "undesirable" traits
― edgard varese-type beat (voodoo chili), Friday, 24 April 2020 14:15 (seven months ago) link
jeez. that makes sense, honestly. the people i am seeing are mostly young, fit, and even blend in with the celebrities who pop up posting similar content.
― treeship., Friday, 24 April 2020 14:20 (seven months ago) link
there is something very untrustworthy about it. specifically, the fact that 1/2 the humor seems to be playing on gender and age stereotypes.
― treeship., Friday, 24 April 2020 14:23 (seven months ago) link
The biggest problem with the platform, imo, is there's basically no way of monetising prominence other than taking donations from users. You have a bunch of young people, often under or around the age of 18, with Amazon wishlists, Cash Apps, etc getting $$$ from internet randos of all ages. Inevitably, that leads to some of them selling nudes, etc, It's incredibly dodgy on an app that is largely intended for children.
― ShariVari, Friday, 24 April 2020 14:31 (seven months ago) link
― treeship., Friday, 24 April 2020 14:32 (seven months ago) link
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 24 April 2020 14:34 (seven months ago) link
instagram is like this too, i imagine. it's become so much more about people trying to become personal brands than it is a photo sharing app.
― treeship., Friday, 24 April 2020 14:35 (seven months ago) link
I think Tiktok has gone out of their way to heavily censor anything perceived as adult content tbf, much more than Instagram, but it's not a good situation.
― ShariVari, Friday, 24 April 2020 14:36 (seven months ago) link
― akm, Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:38 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink
oh I didn't get snapchat either but sort of categorized it as a messaging app more than a social media platform, I'm not even sure if that's correct mind you
― COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Friday, 24 April 2020 16:34 (seven months ago) link
this one is killing me somehow.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS9QNE4s/between this and the guy who tries to guess paint colors while he’s watching the constituent paints being mixed there’s this kind of joy in the abject that i feel like tiktok often just nails and i am a huge sucker for it
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 October 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link
this one’s good toohttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZS93wSxX/
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 23:35 (one month ago) link
― Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Monday, 9 November 2020 17:55 (two weeks ago) link
i almost clicked on that
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 9 November 2020 17:59 (two weeks ago) link
― Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:08 (two weeks ago) link
I’ve been laughing at this TikTok for 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/ZTN5qBwEGo— T. Kyle 🏳️🌈 (@tkylemac) November 20, 2020
― Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2020 20:21 (one week ago) link
(that woman has some severe apnea issues i think)
― reggae kraftwerk (||||||||), Monday, 23 November 2020 10:24 (five days ago) link