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How TikTok Is Rewriting the World

nytimes.com

TikTok is reportedly 500 million users strong. It’s been a while since a new social app got big enough to make nonusers feel they’re missing out from an experience.

TikTok is an app for making and sharing short videos. For the Americans, it is one of the most popular of many short...

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Video creators have all sorts of tools available.

  • Filters as on Snapchat.
  • The ability to search for sounds to score your video.
  • It provides extensive reasons and prompts.
  • Hashtags play a large role as a functional o...

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TikTok has stepped over the point between the familiar self-directed feed and experience based on algorithmic observation and inference. When you open the app, you don't see a feed of your friends, but a page called "For You" - It's an algorithmic feed based on videos you've inter...

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Content creation

The first step to showing your content on most social networks is building an audience or having lots of friends.

With TikTok, you can make stuff for your friends. But those looking for something to post are immediately recruited into group challenges, hashtags, or shown popular songs. ...

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TikTok is far from an evolutionary fluke. Its parent company, ByteDance, is first an artificial intelligence company, not a creator of mission-driven social platforms. It's content platforms enable people to enjoy content powered by AI technology, not humans.

The unintended consequences of...

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