When we already had the role of each of the social networks of course (and there is no better proof of this than the #DollyPartonChallenge), TikTok arrives and breaks the equation.
What is TikTok?
Is TikTok a social network for dancing? Is TikTok just for memes? Is it for dance memes? Beyond the very definition of what is TikTok, we could say that this social network is the new Internet disaster drawer.
But do not panic, here is a classification of the best TikTok examples so that you better understand everything that you can find on this social network and why you will surely end up joining.
The best TikTok examples
The primal TikTok, inherited from Musical.ly, the application that gave rise to the social network. Making Lip Sync is nothing more than simulating a dialogue or singing a song by synchronizing the lips with the sound, which fits perfectly with the infinite sound resources available on the social network. These range from the songs available on Apple Music, to series or movie dialogues, and even the sounds themselves created by their users.
Perhaps the best known type of TikTok, because due to its virality it ends up many times crossing the limits of the social network and reaching others such as Twitter or Instagram. Its operation is simple: one person creates a dance according to a song, and the rest replicate it under the hashtag that gives it its name, As in other cases, this is something that has migrated from an app that is somewhat more niche and already in disuse, Dubsmash, to TikTok.
#Renegade: the most viral dance on TikTok.
The evolution of Instagram towards a more careful and prepared content was increasingly incompatible with the challenges that became so popular a few years ago. Gone are the times when we could get on Instagram and find the timeline full of people doing the Mannequin Challenge or the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Too dynamic for Instagram, but too short for a YouTube video, on TikTok the challenges have found the right fit thanks to the willingness of their audience to try and join trends. This is something that has also been reinforced thanks to the importance that hashtags have in this application to consume the content (let’s be frank, on Twitter and Instagram it was becoming less and less effective).
If when uploading the video, the user has activated the option to “allow duets and reactions”, other users can create duets with the uploaded video. As you can imagine, this is something that goes a long way, ranging from fictitious conversations to video reactions.
Or practical jokes, because humanity is very funny to see how others have a regular time. A format older than the cough (and if not that they tell MTV) that could not be missing on TikTok.
In this formula of a little from there and a little from there, Tags are a format popularized by many YouTubers who wanted to let their followers know more information about them. It basically consists of quickly answering a questionnaire. On TikTok they are shortened and democratized so that everyone can join them.
The use of the social network that will most remind you of the old Vine social network. Closed in 2016 due to the leakage of users to Snapchat and the infrastructure problems of its owner company (Twitter), Vine orphans have found an application on TikTok with which to fill their void. This happens for two reasons: the first, the ease and quantity of resources to mount a video; and the second, an audience that does not seek inspiration (said in silver: posture) but pure entertainment.
These are just the most popular examples, but of course TikTok does not lack video tutorials (especially cooking and makeup), pets, reviews and unboxings, outfits or special effects videos.
The current situation of TikTok is reminiscent of that of Instagram a few years ago: a social network with great potential, growing rapidly, and still not saturated. Well, at least until the lockdown came.