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October 2019

What Families Need To Know About TikTok

TikTok is a free social media app designed for creating and sharing short music videos. It replaces the Musical.ly app that shut down in August 2018 having all of its 100 million users transferred to TikTok. WHAT IS TIKTOK? Developed in China, TikTok is used for creating, sharing and discovering music videos. It is like…

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What Parents Should Know About the Tik Tok (Musical.ly) App

If you have a teen or tween in your home, then it’s likely you’ve heard of musical.ly, the lip-syncing video app. Recently, Tik Tok, another video app similar to the now-retired Vine, acquired musical.ly making them one of the world’s biggest social apps with more than 300 million monthly active users. In short, it’s really popular and if your kids…

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A short history of TikTok

Since the app launched in 2016, TikTok’s user base has grown to include more than 500 million people. It’s also just passed the one billion-downloads mark. It shows no sign of slowing down, with a whopping 75 million sign ups in December 2018—up 275% from the previous year. Those aren’t the only landmark figures worth noting. The app, which is especially…

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10 TOP TIKTOK TRENDS IN 2019

If TikTok has so far only been on the periphery of your social media landscape, it’s time to start paying attention. Previously known as Musical.ly and acquired by Chinese company ByteDance in late 2017, TikTok has grown to become one of the most-used apps in the US and across the globe. In light of this growth,…

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College Creativity Thrives on TikTok

TikTok supports creativity and originality though our platform and have seen videos from every stage of life find success on the app. However, college students in particular have shown that they can make authentic, relatable videos with a ramen noodle budget. From showing off the dorm life to getting ready for game day, collegiate content…

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Statement on TikTok’s content moderation and data security practices

Over the past several weeks, TikTok has been the focus of public statements by Members of Congress and others regarding alleged censorship of content, as well as questions about our data protection practices. TikTok recognizes the importance of these issues and appreciates that Members of Congress – and the public – are focused on them….

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