TikTok: Performance art or stranger danger? Yes.
Elizabeth explains TikTok, the wildly popular app that used to be Musical.ly, inherited Vine’s place on the internet, and could lead your kids towards extreme creativity or utter toxicity, or both! Plus, Jon returns with a look at the memes of 2018.
Here are some of the things we talk about:
(N.B. We recorded part of this in 2018, part of it in 2019, so there are a few references to “this year” that may be slightly confusing. What is time, anyway?)
- What I’m already Tracer means
- What Hit or Miss means
- History of Musical.ly
- History of Vine
- Find some funny Tik Toks on Ironic Tik Toks Twitter account
- Find some cringe-y Tik Toks on Dankius on YouTube
- The Great Furry War
- How TikTok makes money, sort of
- What Sprite Cranberry means
- Tumblr banned adult content on Dec. 17, 2018
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Elizabeth’s brother Jon, who you may remember from Episode 8, returns talk about some memes of 2018, most of which are over by now, but still...
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