Videos of store clerks interacting with customers and vice versa have reached as many as five million views, as TikTok embraces yet another sub-culture of creators and content users – bodegas. Bodegas are those bright, colorful, cluttered corner stores that you can find on every corner in New York City.
It wasn’t that long ago that teens used to aspire to be things like pop stars, footballers, and astronauts when they grow up. However, times are changing, and so are their future goals. These days, as many as 50% of millennials aged between 18 and 38 wish that they could be social media influencers, according to research.
If you’re on TikTok or read our articles regularly, you will know by now that BTS has been preparing to release a snippet of their latest single in anticipation of their album release in the coming weeks. The K-pop boy band was set to make history yesterday when they released a cut from the single – but instead, TikTok stole the show because it stopped working.
If you’re on TikTok and you know what’s what, then you’ll most likely either have heard of Charli D’Amelio or are already following her. This 15-year-old dancer has an impressive 28 million TikTok followers, and 7 million over on Instagram. Just to try and understand how popular she is, think of stars like Britney Spears or Miley Cryus when she was Hannah Montana.
If you’re on TikTok, you’ll know that one of the things that its users love to do the most is to compete and get involved in viral challenges. Not that long ago, a skull-breaker challenge came out, causing groups of friends to trip each other over so that they fell to the ground. The latest challenge doesn’t appear to have moved on very far from this – it involves teens swerving all over the road in time with the beat.
We all know how big TikTok is right now, and if you’re particularly skilled at being able to predict the future, you may have a hunch that it’s going to get even bigger. As more and more people join the video making ranks and attempt to become the next big thing on the social media industry’s latest craze, so does the issue of verification.