Do you remember Vine? The platform left an open wound in the fabric of millennial society until it finally came to an end nearly three years ago. Fast-forward today, you have a platform that fills the void that’s left behind by the video looping app.
TikTok, which is formerly known as Musical.ly, was once chock full of embarrassingly awkward dance routines and worthy lip syncing clips. Over the past year, though, users on the app have been getting more and more creative because they have been curating content like the short sketches we used to see on Vine.
At 15 seconds in duration, TikTok videos are more than double the length of those on Vine. It’s a growing platform that is not limited to sharing straight recordings of themselves. TikTok users can also add effects, music, and even sound bites to their videos. This is one of the many things that made it a fun platform where individuals can get uber creative with their content.
Gen Z-ers are picking up where Millenials left off with Vine. The app lends itself to some creative and hilarious content. If you are reading this, you are probably not familiar with the platform yet. Here is a guide of three people you should definitely follow on TikTok.
He is the ever-so-slightly younger brother of another superstar on the platform: Maverick. Both released music and they became famous when they were 16 years old.
Before achieving social media stardom, Hoddy graduated from Texas’s Navarro College. He was previously known under the username Hoddygaming. Today, he has over 989,000 followers on TikTok. He also served as the director of a non-profit organization called uMatter.
Cierra is a shining personality who achieved her fame by vlogging about both her professional and personal life. She has over 1.1 million fans on TikTok and made a personal goal to post every day on the platform until Ellen DeGeneres noticed her and invited her onto her show.