TikTok is a video sharing social network owned by by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. The app was launched in 2017 for IOS and Android in markets outside of China. It is totally free on AppStore and Google PlayStore. You can post videos of yourself dancing, funny videos, cooking, basically anything you want. TikTok used to be Musically and it is kind of like Vine. There is a “for you page”, that’s the first thing people see when they enter the app and most people that want to be out there, post things with the hashtag #fyp to get on it and try to get likes. The “For you page’’ usually gets lots of likes because it shows up in other people’s to see and like it. Random videos show up and it also depends on what you look at there to see what most of the videos are going to be about. Theres also things called drafts where you can make a video and you can save it there and only you can see it and maybe save it for later or not post it at all. 

 Usually teens use it but anyone can use it too and TikTok is safe for kids 13 years and older.  The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. People don’t get payed but if they work with someone and do a ad then that depends on the person they working for. TikTok is popular in Asia, the United States, and many parts of the world. 

Some trends including memes, lip-synced songs, and comedy videos. Duets, a feature that allows users to add their own video to an existing video with the original content’s audio. Some songs that have gained popularity because of their success on TikTok are “Roxanne” by Arizona Zervas, “Lalala” by bbno$, “Stupid” by Ashnikko, “Yellow Hearts” by Ant Saunders and “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo. There are popular dances like Renegade, that is from a song called “Lottery” by K Camp. Another popular dance is from a song called “Say So” by Doja Cat. Doing slo-mos and collabs are also a popular thing on TikTok. Collabs are when two well known TikTokers make a video together and it gets a lot of likes. Hashtags are also a popular thing. When someone posts a video, they can put a hashtag on what the video is about or even if they are trying to advertise something. 

There are people on TikTok that are very popular and have lots of followers. The top 5 that have the most followers are Loren Gray with 39.9 million followers, then TikTok with 37.2 million followers,  Zach King with 35.3 million followers, then Charli D’Amelio with 32.3 million followers, and lastly Baby Ariel with 30.3 million followers. A popular group on TikTok is the hype house and there are officially 19 people in it. They post videos about their life, them doing dances, and more. Some of the people on TikTok get famous on the app but others can be actors or even youtubers. 

In conclusion, TikTok is a great app because its good for getting exposure and it is very entertaining. It also can be very helpful in many ways like it can teach you how to do something or even give you information on a subject. But it can also be very addicting because sometimes you can just keep scrolling through the for you page. You should download the app, if you haven’t.