TikTok is the latest social media app to host millions of people on its platform. However, like many other social media platforms which allows you to share pictures, location videos, and so many other things. This app allows the user to make 15 to 60 seconds of lip-syncing, comedic, and acting video clips to share with his/her followers.
It has quickly become the most downloaded app, and the number of users multiplied during the Pandemic. It has 500 million active users worldwide and boasts the largest number of active adolescent users. In Pakistan, almost every second person is on TikTok and uses it to promote negative or positive content.
We have analyzed the positive effects of Tik Tok and listed as below.
The significant advantage of TikTok is that due to its interactive interface, users can act, dance, or lip sync on their song, which serves as a great source of entertainment. Every day new challenges are being invented and followed on Instagram. Amid the Pandemic, people have used it to take their steady dose of entertainment.
TikTok is an excellent app for people to get famous instantaneously. They have good acting skills like Jannat Mirza or Zulqarnain Haider, who just made their acting debuts. You can jump off over a great distance. Why not make a TikTok about it? Just like Arif Machliwala did and went viral over it.
Learning about New Things
Not everything on TikTok is about viral trends. You can make informational content and get famous for it. Motivational videos over TikTok is highly liked and followed videos by the youth. You get to learn a lot of good things in just 60 seconds.
In this fast-paced world where people have a platform to demonstrate what they can do in just a short sixty seconds video and go viral, it is extraordinary.
TikTok has given voice to a wide variety of mixed populations to showcase their talent. If you get enough followers, brands and multiple institutions come to you with exciting offers.
However, we have also found some negative effects of TikTok. We have listed these below.
Like every other social media app, the TikTok algorithm works on a particular pattern to cater to user’s preferences. They provide an unlimited stream of videos of 60 seconds so that users keep on scrolling and providing viral content.
It is a rabbit hole of content where you can quite easily spend your whole day wasting away once you fall. Many people also lost their lives to make TikTok content while driving or even on a cliff. The ever ending need to get viral, and famous have people doing dangerous stuff.
The content on TikTok sometimes borders on obscene with dirty languages, suggestive remarks to indecent videos. For example, pola is known for her filthy language, which is not suitable for impressionable younglings. TikTok also got banned for a short amount of time for this reason in Pakistan.
TikTok has no level of restriction on who can join or stream the content. Sure, there are community guidelines available, but there is no monitoring from the government or even the parent’s side. They have no clue what their children are doing on TikTok for the sake of getting viral.