TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms, with billions of users posting and sharing their videos (and recently, images) daily. While you may be aware of the viral dances, lip-syncing, and comedy, there are some surprising facts about TikTok that many people may not know.
For starters, TikTok is owned by a Chinese company named ByteDance. There are lots of concerns about how the app handles user data. TikTok is even in several countries, including India and Pakistan, due to these concerns. Many states in the U.S.A. have even banned the app on state officials’ devices.
Another lesser-known fact is that TikTok has a thriving community of DIY enthusiasts. From sewing and painting to woodworking and painting, there are countless videos showcasing skill and creativity. Some users have even turned their hobbies into full-time businesses due to the vast reach of TikTok.
TikTok has become a platform for education, with users sharing their knowledge on various topics, from science and history to language and finance. Although this can be beneficial, there is plenty of misinformation on TikTok. Pay close attention to the information you learn in the app, as it may be wrong or harmful.
Lastly, TikTok has become a major player in the music industry, with songs often going viral on the app before making their way onto mainstream sources like radio, Spotify, or Apple Music. The app has helped numerous artists gain more exposure than ever for their music.
As TikTok continues to evolve and grow, it is clear that the app has much more to offer than dance challenges and lip-syncing. From DIY and education to music, TikTok has become a platform for creativity and connection, but not without risks.