TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants.
Facebook is trying to copy TikTok, but this strategy may well signal the end of these legacy platforms.
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It could be quite a while before something new will take over, but for now, TikTok is the most popular social platform.
I can’t digest how TikTok is so successful. Ninety-nine percent of people post rubbish and meaningless content on it.
Probably the same percentage on other social networks.
they really know how to get people’s short attention span
It learns what you like DG, and shows you more of it
The good thing about TikTok is that when you’re using it you know it is purely for entertainment purposes, so when you’ve had enough of it you can delete the app (and reinstall when you feel like it).
YouTube is much more lethal, because it contains ‘useful’ stuff too, and even when you are wasting hours on it you feel you aren’t really wasting time. I have added YouTube to my
little snitch block list, so can now only access it on my phone or iPad. This helps reset your dopamine hit dependency imo.
What I did recently was
block YouTube and this has been a big help. I find it easy to delete apps like TikTok because they are purely entertainment based, but YouTube is dangerous - because it contains so much useful stuff/info too. However I really don’t like how the new CEO basically told all content creators to make vids at least 11 minutes long (so they can serve more ads) and now there’s just so much crap in videos just to meet this length. It’s become common where 20 seconds of actual useful info is piled into a 15 minute video. YouTube should be ashamed of this - what was once a useful and often educational platform is now literally wasting years of people’s lives, and for nothing more than greed
I don’t have the app or an account in TikTok, but I opened the web version a few times to see if there is something useful or at least meaningful in the “for you” section.
You’re right. I don’t use YouTube as often as I did in the past.
Ah you need to dl the app… or don’t - if you don’t fancy getting addicted