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Tik-Tok experiences

Please help me better understand Tik-Tok. I don’t subscribe and have only opened a handful of videos friends have sent me. After a shared video plays, random unrelated videos begin playing. I quickly click out and move on with my day.

Do people just get random videos in their stream? Do you find Tik-Tok as toxic as the media reports it to be? How much time are adults spending on the platform. Genuinely curious.

by Anonymousreply 30February 25, 2024 1:41 PM

how old are you?

by Anonymousreply 1February 10, 2024 6:47 AM

I simply loved the book!

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by Anonymousreply 2February 10, 2024 7:12 AM

I'm hooked, OP!

I can scroll from a stand-up comic (Steve Trevino, Leanne Morgan, Nate Bargatze, Sarah Millican, etc.) to great dancers (Leo Lorenzo, Sara Baras [Flamenco]), to hula-hoop experts, especially the Camp ones (Daniel Middel), to quick-recipe demonstrations, to animals, to hot, hot, hot work-out guys (MUST CHECK OUT gymjymm!)!

All random!

by Anonymousreply 3February 10, 2024 7:38 AM

It's an app that the smart Chinese have unleashed on stupid Americans as a way to brainwash them.

by Anonymousreply 4February 10, 2024 9:10 AM

If you play it right with likes and swipe off videos that disinterest you fast, the algorithm does really good work. I'm learning a lot about areas I enjoy on TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 5February 10, 2024 9:23 AM

Sometimes TikTok can be very " enlightening."

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by Anonymousreply 6February 10, 2024 4:31 PM

Gen-Z isn't afraid to use TikTok. Beautiful naked young man.

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by Anonymousreply 7February 21, 2024 6:56 PM

It’s addicting because there is so much content. So if you are like me and love history, architecture, design, and something small like 1920s era ships TikTok will have loads of content.

by Anonymousreply 8February 21, 2024 7:07 PM

So it's basically like the internet.

by Anonymousreply 9February 21, 2024 7:14 PM

And you have stuff like this - a crowd sourced Sondheim play about a groundhog created on the fly

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by Anonymousreply 10February 21, 2024 7:32 PM

The best duet (imo)

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by Anonymousreply 11February 21, 2024 7:33 PM

R9 sort of, but their algorithm is so good that you will instantly start finding other interesting things to view. 15-20 min later you realize you’ve been scrolling nonstop on TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 12February 21, 2024 8:01 PM

R12 here. I get on TikTok and this random but interesting video comes up. Never would have heard about this Puffin Man, but here we are thanks to TikTok.

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by Anonymousreply 13February 21, 2024 8:03 PM

R9, No. Because while Tik-Tok offers many snippets of YouTube videos or Instagram photos or recipes, it differs in that:

Many short videos on Tik-Tok exist nowhere else; and

It doesn't require a Search engine, because like Ol' Man River it just keeps (sc)rolling along!

As Forrest Gump might put it: "Tik-Tok is lahk a box of chocklat: You never know what yer gonna get."

Now I'm hooked on "Suebelle from Palm Beach" and "Alexis Bittar from NYC," two Socialites Extraordinaire whom Truman would have adored (and lusted after Mr. Alexis, aka Mike From Princeton Whom Alexis Met in the Monte Carlo Casino *coughyachtboycough").

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by Anonymousreply 14February 23, 2024 3:55 AM

I don’t know anyone over 19 who cares about TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 15February 23, 2024 4:24 AM

There's nothing on TikTok you want

by Anonymousreply 16February 23, 2024 4:26 AM

Who would know Gavin if not for Tik-Tok?

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by Anonymousreply 17February 23, 2024 4:28 AM

R16, Now that, I'm sorry to say, is simply an ignorant remark.

R15, Hello? Are you serious? Meet your peer, r16.

by Anonymousreply 18February 23, 2024 4:30 AM

Um, r4? Please link to a Tik-Tok video that supports your bizarre claim.

I'll wait (while scrolling through Tik-Tok).

by Anonymousreply 19February 23, 2024 4:34 AM

R18 you should take some time off social media, maybe?

I stand by my comment: there's nothing worth OP's time on TikTok

by Anonymousreply 20February 23, 2024 4:45 AM

It's crack cocaine for people under 30.

by Anonymousreply 21February 23, 2024 4:48 AM

Y'all can have it. I'll be outside, touching grass.

by Anonymousreply 22February 23, 2024 4:51 AM

And where and how are you posting, exactly, r20? On a blackboard? Papyrus? Yes, we understood your original post. "Stand[ing] by" it doesn't make it any less vague unto meaninglessness.

Meanwhile, r22, you are posting where (on and from), exactly? Last I looked DL was a website on the Internet.

I don't think the majority (if not all) of the naysayers here have ever seen any Tik-Tok videos.

Do you all disdain YouTube as well? Because.....just longer videos!

Fine. Ignore Grandaddy Harvey, then!

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by Anonymousreply 23February 23, 2024 5:18 AM

[quote] I don't think the majority (if not all) of the naysayers here have ever seen any Tik-Tok videos.

I have. It's like Youtube for people with extremely short attention spans. I don't care for Youtube Shorts either.

by Anonymousreply 24February 23, 2024 5:25 AM

Some of you would sell your souls for this Tik-Tok guy:

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by Anonymousreply 25February 24, 2024 3:53 AM

So porn is okay on this platform?

Also, it seems like one more SMO I’d need to follow, and there are too fucking many right now.

But if the are porn-friendly, that’s another thing.

by Anonymousreply 26February 24, 2024 3:58 AM

Cute eldergay thread. 😊

by Anonymousreply 27February 24, 2024 4:12 AM

You too, goddess willing, might achieve eldergay status, R27. It comes for all of us.

by Anonymousreply 28February 24, 2024 1:48 PM

r28 It wasn't meant to be dickish at all. And I doubt I'll get there personally, on account of all the cancer I have.

by Anonymousreply 29February 25, 2024 1:30 PM

lemmings, op. lemmings...

by Anonymousreply 30February 25, 2024 1:41 PM
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