I stumbled on TikTok back when it was still music.ly, and first impressions were not good. It just seemed like an app for youngsters to lip sync and dance on, and it did not pique my interest in the slightest.
Years later, after it became TikTok, I saw compilation videos on Facebook of these short hilarious clips, and I decided to dive back in. And I m so glad I did.
Although there is still a lot of content I just don’t get (why some videos are popular is beyond me) but spend enough time and you start to find inventive comedy, great content and laughs galore. Beyond the twerking and the toxic fandom is an app that truly lets people show a creative side, a new personality, in short bites which are both easy to produce and easy to consume.