Tiktok, home of “The Renegade,” is now said to be one of teenager’s favorite apps, surpassing even Instagram. From dances to challenges, the app is filled with people simply trying to go viral.
One of Tiktok’s biggest secrets revolves around what ends up on someone’s foryou page, a feed that is unique to each individual. For example, if you are a runner, you are bound to find numerous running Tiktoks as you scroll through your feed. This occurs because Tiktok pays attention to videos you like, profiles you click on, and any interests you may express as a user. An addictive algorithm, having a personalized for you page allows teens to spend hours scrolling without growing bored.
In addition to the interests that appear on the foryou page, there are many other trends throughout the app that are significant in the Tiktok world.
One very common Tik Tok trend has to do with singing. It started out with people rating their friends singing Beyonce’s famous boy run, from her song “Count Down.” Then leading into people rating their friends singing “My Boo.” These were very fun challenges to watch because it was fun to hear the singers who were really good, and even to hear the singers who were not.
“Oh no, oh no, oh no no no no no” is the sound that was in every user’s head, taking over and devouring the entire foryou page. This sound, written by Capone, is another popular trend on Tiktok which showcases a video of a fail; similar to America’s Funniest Home Videos. Humans find it hilarious when other people crash into things, or get hurt. Therefore, this trend became very big, very fast.
Funny catch phrases and having others lip sync over them is another hot trend. One very popular sound right now is, “I ain’t never seen two pretty best friends.” People then use this sound for many different videos, even if it has nothing to do with the sound. This is an easy way for people to go viral, because if they create a popular sound that is used consistently, their account may become more visited.
As Tiktok continues to rise in popularity, more and more trends are created. Everyone has the chance to find success on Tiktok, which seems to be the common goal. Downloading the app is essential if you want to stay up to date with the happenings of the teenage lifestyle. Who knows? You may even go viral.