The first ever topic on this blog is one that is the center of lots of conversations nowadays. It’s highly debated, usually between teens and parents. I’ve spent hours upon hours mesmerized by the content and creativity on this app. Okay, I’m done with the guessing game. Two syllables, TikTok. First of all, I want to say that TikTok is my best friend, but at the exact same time my worst enemy. If you want to laugh, go on TikTok. If you want to cry, go on TikTok. If you want to feel insecure, definitely hit up TikTok. Do people say that? “Hit up?” Anyway, TikTok can trigger some really intense emotions, but all of that said, I love it. This app screams creativity and expression. For example, some of the POVs are so original, and the actors and actresses really get into their part. A lot of the time, you’ll find me liking other people’s comments about when the creator is posting a part two. It’s really amazing that a one minute long video can touch so many people.
What I don’t understand is how people willingly put content up that emotionally exposes themselves. How are people so brave? I mean, I do appreciate a good, juicy story time with a dramatic twist, but I would be so embarrassed to be so vulnerable where there is a chance that millions of people are going to see that video. Especially when the video is about the popular girl who screwed you over last month. I would be absolutely terrified for that mean girl to see it. I admire people who have the courage to tell their embarrassing stories. On behalf of myself (and I’m assuming a lot of other people), I thank you all.
I have many things to say about TikTok, but no one wants to sit here and listen to all of them. So I’ll share one last subject I want to touch upon before we go. In my opinion, it’s pretty amazing that Gen Z TikTokers were able to create such an impact in today’s world and society to an extent where not only teenagers, but adults are talking about it. The WHITE HOUSE is talking about it. Whether you support what Tik Tok has been influencing or not is not the point I’m trying to make. I won’t really talk politics on this page because that is not what this blog is about. The point is, TikTok holds a certain power over the world now. The fact that TEENAGERS had such drive and motivation to be the change they want to see in the world is so eye opening. Gen Z came together on a social media platform and made an impact in the U.S., and I was really impressed. TikTok is just a taste of what the future holds in the hands of younger generations.