TikTok Stars Are Preparing to Take Over the Internet
TECH · CULTURE · MEDIA
October 7, 201910 min read, 1915 words

TikTok Stars Are Preparing to Take Over the InternetTikTok Stars Are Preparing to Take Over the Internet

Taylor Lorenz
Published: October 7, 2019  |  10 min read, 1915 words
Last night, YouTube hosted its annual VidCon party, in one of the Anaheim Convention Center’s large halls, and YouTube executives, top influencers, and industry professionals mingled about the cavernous space, sipping beer and eating vegetable skewers and salad in cups as a DJ on...
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CRITIC REVIEWS

Great Context
January 4, 2020
Great Context
This article is an excellent primer on the popular app from a teen culture POV, but it glosses over the downsides of influencer culture. This kind of uncritical enthusiasm for who and what's hot usually doesn't age well.
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Great Context
October 7, 2019
Great Context
This contains a lot of context about how TikTok is trying to gain ground in the US and how it's trying to stay in the social media market since previous versions/ attempts at this type of app have failed. The useful information in the article is surrounded by a fair bit of gossip like discussion of a big party that took place at VidCon. To me it feels like it dilutes out the interesting aspects of the TikTok strategy.
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Great Context
October 8, 2019
Great Context
The storytelling in this article is excellent and presents a high context of what TikTok is becoming for the U.S. social media creators' community. It's possible to lose interest in the middle to the end of the article, but it's very worth to keep reading when you notice how the author delivers meaningful information between the gossip talk.
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Great Context
October 7, 2019
Great Context
This article is packed full of context for those who are currently unaware of TikTok's exploding short-form video platform. Taylor Lorenz goes deep as usual, also providing an inside look at the creator-only event that TikTok recently put on for its on-platform influencers. At times this article reads like a press release for TikTok, but it'd be impossible to cover the platform without acknowledging its growing and enthusiastic fanbase.
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Investigative
October 9, 2019
Investigative
Fascinating look at upstart social media platform TikTok and how it is gaining ground on the entrenched YouTube monopoly
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