TikTok came on the social media scene relatively recently (2016), and teens have flocked to it. The short-form video app boasts 500 million users, most of them young.
TikTok has developed its own culture and communities within, and Rolling Stone writer EJ Dickson has been observing and reporting on them in detail. As a non-teen herself, she’s fascinated by the empowerment and deep social awareness that appears baked into Gen Z, thanks to their constant connectivity.
This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet content on stage) talk to Dickson about her coverage of TikTok, the teen communities that form there, the trends of self-empowerment that run through the network, and the social media cesspools we can’t seem to escape.
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