A life-threatening TikTok challenge has reportedly been going around. It’s called “Blackout Challenge” and it encourages kids to choke themselves until they pass out. Sadly, many have attempted to do it, and at least three of them have lost their lives so far.
A young woman recently shared a TikTok video of herself confronting a street photographer in Washington. She publicly called him a creep for taking photos of her and went on ranting even after he deleted the images. “TikTok, do your thing,” she wrote in the caption. And TikTok did –her followers called out on her instead of the photographer.
YouTube’s “Shorts” is YouTube’s attempt to take on apps like TikTok. Quick videos designed to help keep your audience updated on what’s going on. Show some behind the scenes, quick tips, dumb viral challenges, whatever. It’s been in beta for a while, but now it’s finally hitting the mainstream as a regular feature in the app – at least in the USA.
There’s no word on when it’ll roll out globally, although the US rollout is expected to have completed by next week. You’ll be allowed to show off your 15-60 second videos to your audience and there’ll be a dedicated tab for viewers to watch them in the YouTube app. YouTube says they’ll be expanding the feature to add stupid AR filters like its competitors.
About a week ago, Tiktok came up with a challenge to empower people and make them feel sexy. It’s called the Tiktok Silhouette Challenge, and the idea is to shoot a video of yourself to the sound of a Paul Anka “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” mashup with Doja Cat’s “Streets.”
The “trick” is that the video starts pretty trivial. But as the music transitions, you merge a second video. That video has a filter that changes your appearance into a silhouette. Hopefully, where you can feel more comfortable wearing sexy clothes, lingerie, or even pose nude.
Sadly, this has gone terribly wrong as “The Internet” found a way to remove the red filter, and thereby show things that Tiktokers never meant to expose.
The mysterious monolith recently discovered in Utah caused quite a stir. After it went insanely popular overnight, it suddenly disappeared just as it mysteriously as it appeared. Colorado photographer Ross Bernards claims that he witnessed the monolith being removed, and it looks like someone filmed the whole process for TikTok.
There’s a bunch of photography “hacks” going around on TikTok and other platforms. But do they actually work? Well, Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street decided to put them to a test. They choose five viral photo hacks from TikTok and tested them out. Do they work? Well, you might be surprised!
I wish this was some kind of a bizarre joke, but it’s real: there is something called “Holocaust trend” on TikTok. Video creators use makeup to create bruises and injuries and they pretend to be Holocaust victims in heaven. The trend has been spreading quickly, but it has equally quickly caught the attention of the public who has stood strongly against it. Even Auschwitz Museum spoke up against the trend, calling it out for “trivialization of history.”
It’s no secret that Instagram likes to… “borrow” features from other popular apps. After creating Stories and disappearing messages like those on Snapchat, Instagram now takes on TikTok. The new feature called “Reels” is coming to Instagram, and it’s referred to as a “TikTok clone.” After recently being rolled out in India, Reels is about to be introduced for US users as well.