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.
TikTok, the video-based social media app, usually conjures visions of teens mimicking the latest dance craze, but it’s probably better described as short attention span YouTube. In 2017, ByteDance, the Chinese-owned parent company of TikTok, acquired the Musical.ly app, which had gained a toehold with an under-18 demographic by becoming a replacement for the comedy-oriented Vine app along with a burgeoning lip synching community.
Instagram has launched a new feature for its users in Brazil, and it reminds a whole lot of TikTok’s best-known features. The new tool is called Reels, and it’s focused on short, creative video clips. It lets you shoot them, edit them, add music and adjust their speed. And if you use TikTok, then you know that this is very similar to its “Duet” feature.