TikTok's latest trend is a pretty wholesome one, but be warned: it's neither quick nor easy. The "If I Was A..." TikTok trend sees couples ask their romantic partner what they would be if they were a season, element, color, crystal, animal, and more, giving the opportunity to find out just how they see them. It's a romantic and cute trend, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming the center of hilarious copycat versions from those not-so-on-board, too, only making the trend bigger. TikTok users ask their partner what they would be and use the answer in a video, creating complex and impressive montages that users say take them hours on end. "If I was a ....according to my...", the text initially reads on-screen, paired with a photo of the couple before the answers start reeling in. Montage videos made up of photos hinting at the answer appear in time with the music, often "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid, before settling on a monotone screen. Users have warned, however, that it's not … [Read more...] about What is TikTok’s “If I Was A” trend about and how does it work?
Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, TikTok announced Wednesday it is banning of campaign fundraising on its platform. It also announced new policies for political accounts, including "mandatory verification." In upcoming weeks, the app, which already bans political advertising, will also ban campaign fundraising, Blake Chandlee, president of global business solutions for TikTok, said in a blog post . The ban will include videos asking for donations, and videos from political parties directing people to a donation page on their website. The China-based video sharing app will also start testing "mandatory verification" for governments, politicians and political party accounts in an attempt to "keep harmful misinformation off the platform." Verification will ensure that anyone watching content belonging to a government, politician, or political party account will know that the account is "genuine" and that the source is "authentic," Chandlee wrote. "While many political … [Read more...] about TikTok to ban campaign fundraising, require “mandatory verification” for U.S. political accounts
KARACHI: Pakistan’s renowned TikToker couple Kanwal Aftab and Zulqarnain Sikandar have taken the internet by storm after they announced that they are expecting their first child. On this auspicious occasion, the couple held a baby shower ceremony ( godh bharai ) and shared the event's photos and videos on social media. The clip and photos went viral soon after they uploaded it. On this occasion, a large number of their fans and renowned personalities from the showbiz industry congratulated the couple. Couple fell victim to robbery A few days back, the couple’s house was robbed when they were out for two days. In their vlog, the couple shared the tragic incident of theft. They revealed that the robbers deprived them of their jewellery, cash and other valuable items. … [Read more...] about TikTokers Kanwal Aftab and Zulqarnain Sikandar are expecting baby
Taylor Lorenz, who covers technology and online culture for The Washington Post, has once again found herself the subject of ridicule online. On Monday, Lorenz again questioned the woman behind the Libs of TikTok account on Twitter, asking her for comment on a colleague’s story. Why is she obsessed with me? @TaylorLorenz , I don’t want to date you pic.twitter.com/YivZhCxDBS — Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) September 12, 2022 Lorenz said her colleague was publishing a story on influencers who “spread narratives about election fraud in 2020.” “You are not one of these influencers, but your account has received extensive promotion from them. We mention in the story that your account has helped to foster violence and that your posts led to death threats against medical providers at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a bomb threat caused the hospital to be evacuated. We also say you intend to continue to target hospitals. Do you have any comment?” Lorenz wrote. Lorenz’s … [Read more...] about Taylor Lorenz Questions Libs Of TikTok About Her Helping ‘Foster Violence,’ Gets Mocked In Reply | The Daily Wire
PAKISTAN: TikTok on Friday announced to expand its suite of creation tools in a bid to foster authentic and spontaneous connections on the platform with its latest feature TikTok Now. "TikTok Now is the newest way to be entertained and connect with others on TikTok — a daily photo and video experience where users can share their most authentic moments with the people who matter the most. TikTok Now brings the authenticity of TikTok to a whole new creative experience that connects communities with those close to them," the video-sharing app shared in a statement. TikTok Now invites users and their friends to capture what they're doing at the moment using their device's front and back camera. Users will receive a daily prompt to capture a 10-second video or a static photo to quickly and easily share what they're up to. The video-sharing platform shared that it is experimenting with TikTok Now over the coming weeks. "TikTok Now can be accessed from both TikTok and the new … [Read more...] about TikTok Now introduces more ways to create and connect