10 gifts for the aspiring TikTok star in your life Do you know someone who wants to make it big on TikTok?  Folks have used TikTok since its evolution from Musical.ly two years ago, but in the months since the pandemic confined most social interactions to the internet, the app’s […]

SoftBank is already an investor in TikTok’s parent company ByteDance through its $100bn Vision Fund – LIONEL BONAVENTURE /AFP SoftBank is rounding up a group of bidders to take control of TikTok’s India unit, where the music video sharing app has been banned by the government over security concerns.  The […]

Haunted TikTok is the next evolution of internet horror After hours of scrolling through endless TikToks of teens dancing, couples pranking each other, and dogs being cute — something on your For You Page stops you dead in your tracks. Someone is walking around a dark, empty house, as text […]

Members of the Hype House. (Bryant Eslava, via Hype House via The New York Times) Late Monday night, a group of male TikTok stars who belong to the Gen Z influencer collective known as the Sway House charged up the streets of the Hollywood Hills. They were on their way […]

People are learning all kinds of new things on TikTok: how to do viral dances to popular songs, how to make hot cocoa bombs or paint an accent wall. They are also learning dubious financial information from unverified sources with millions of followers. Personal finance TikTok, also known as #FinTok […]

There’s no denying that the past year has been weird, especially online: TikTok users have gone viral for unexpected food hacks, looking identical to celebrities and asking Miley Cyrus to make major life choices for them. However, a new viral trend is baffling many: Why, exactly, are TikTok users from […]

In the final week of 2020, Nathan Evans, a 26-year-old Scottish postman and aspiring musician, shared a video of himself on TikTok, singing a sea shanty called “Soon May the Wellerman Come.” He wasn’t expecting anything to happen, but the app has a way of turning dusty esoterica into viral […]

Screenshot: Youtube TikTok is a place that is simultaneously mostly bad and mostly good, a singular paradox that sustains itself on the collective manic energy produced by the general suffering of human existence. How this gets expressed on the app varies. Evangelical teens preach hell and brimfire on girls who […]