ast year in October, TikTok started testing out a few new features, including being able to add external links to videos, to provide viewers with additional context. Now, it seems as if TikTok has decided to expand on this, which would allow users to include a link to three main sites – Yelp, Wikipedia, or Trip Advisor.
TikTok is currently breaking records everywhere when it comes to the most popular social media sharing app. It has a seemingly endless array of fun videos to watch in all kinds of different industries, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Let’s take a look at the top 10 TikTok creators, and why they’re so popular right now.
A 13-year-old boy has been hospitalized with a concussion after his friends performed a viral challenge on him that has been circulating the popular social media sharing app, TikTok. Stacy and Marc Shenker, the boy’s parents, say that their son experienced seizures after his friends subjected to the popular and dangerous challenge.
Famous pop singer Lizzo has come down hard on social media sharing app TikTok for body-shaming after it took down a few photos that she had put up of her in a bathing suit. She says that TikTok keeps taking down videos of her in her bathing suits while letting other girls with different body types keep their videos up. Her rant about body shaming on TikTok has since been seen over 8 million times on the popular app.
The novel coronavirus has caused many people to resort to a state of panic, with one consequence being panic-buying. In fact, it’s so prevalent at this point that it’s become a popular meme on social media, as young TikTok users in Australia turn to the social media sharing platform to mock those who are stripping supermarkets of toilet paper stock.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped under 10% on one of the world’s most wild trading days. This is the largest percentage day decline in one day since the stock market crashed in 1987. Investors brushed off the idea that the Federal Reserve went into damage control mode and offered nearly $1.5 trillion in emergency relief, as all major indexes saw a sharp drop.
TikTok is full of fun content that spurs viral challenges and sharing with the greater community. However, it also has a dark side as well. One aspect of this dark side is drug-taking. Recently, it was found that there are now hundreds of videos that glamorize and glorify drug-taking, which is, in turn, teaching children how to take illicit substances, including ketamine and MDMA.