We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that 2020 is over. It had its ups and downs (more downs than ups), but I can thank one app for getting me through #Quarantine2020, TikTok.
Believe it or not, I once told myself that I wouldn’t download this app. I thought it was just an app for teens to make videos of themselves dancing and lip-synching, I was wrong. TikTok not only gave me some tips and tricks, but it also gave me the creativity and laughter that I needed.
Let’s take a look at a few reasons why TikTok made the dreadful quarantine life a little bit more bearable.
Don’t Be Surprised If You See Your… Chiropractor?
Although TikTok (originally Musical.ly) was once geared towards teenagers, you can find users of all ages using the app. My favourite accounts would have to be animal and baby accounts. Seeing those will brighten your day!
You’re probably wondering why so many users around the world are obsessed with TikTok. I’ll let you in on a few things that dragged me in. I found myself watching videos that I wouldn’t normally search for in other apps, chiropractor videos would be one of them. I will admit, I am one of those people who enjoy the oddly satisfying sounds of the adjustments. Having been to a chiropractor myself, I find those cracks even more satisfying knowing the relief that you get from it.
Duets, Hashtags, and Challenges, Oh My!
The personalization is a *thumbs up* from me. Not only do I get to enjoy those chiropractor adjustments, but I can also follow any account that interests me! From #Beauty, #Medical, #Paranormal, and #CuteAnimal videos, the learning, and laughter never ends. If none of those interest you, you can check out the most popular searches, or hashtag anything you’d like.
Along with hashtags, TikTok has a few other features;
- Editing Tools
- Live Streaming
During the summer, I had my fair share of learning the choreography to different dance challenges. The “Say So”, “Savage”, and “Come Around Me” dance challenge to name a few. Fun fact, I did the #ComeAroundMeChallenge on a zoom work call!
The “Duet” option allows you to make a video alongside anyone, including celebrities. Yes, you can dance with Justin Bieber if that’s what your heart desires. Okay, okay, that’s just what MY #bieberfever filled heart desires. Don’t “sweat it” if dancing isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of TikTok to search through. See anything you want to check out?
You’re Not Alone
With the use of any social media app, there can be a downside. It’s easy to feel like no one relates to you. Many users and professionals are talking about things that most people are afraid to talk about. Sharing stories or information about “embarrassing” topics isn’t camouflaged anymore, which can really help individuals understand their body for example. Something that has helped me is the #MentalHealthAwareness side of TikTok. Hopefully, it can help someone else as well during difficult times.
You can be honest here, have you caved into this popular app? I know you want to. Go on, have fun trying out a new fashion hack or recipe. You can thank me later.
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