Tik Tok : Make Your Day

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Seniors Derek Waltz, Rachel Kaulis, and Logan Mitchell dance for a TikTok.

Macy Enterline, Editorial Board

You have probably heard a catchy saying from a TikTok like “Shut up, Heather!” while walking through the hallways at school. The social media app TikTok has teens all over the world creating content for others to see.

   TikTok originated from Musical.ly, an app that was launched in 2014. In the app, users could create lip-synching videos to different songs and post them on the app. By the end of May 2017, the app reached over 200 million users. After this, a

company called ‘ByteDance’ bought Musical.ly. The company then turned the app into a different app, named TikTok, and released it on August 2, 2018.

   According to a site called Oberlo, TikTok now has about 500 million active users worldwide. The app aims towards a younger viewer profile of ages between 16 and 24 years old, which makes up roughly 41% of all viewers. If you had an account with Musical.ly, then you already have a TikTok account.

   While using the app, you have a choice of watching videos from people that you follow or watching videos on the “for you” page. When a video is on the “for you” page, it is considered to be viral. Loren Gray, Baby Ariel, and Jacob Satorius are a few influencers who started their career on Musical.ly, but are now active on TikTok.

   The average time users spend a day on the app is 52 minutes; TikTok can be very addictive. You can lose track of time scrolling through the “for you” page pretty easily. TikTok is an easy to use app, free to sign up for, and can be a fun passing time for you and your friends.