Stop criticizing TikTok: Creatives showcase art

TikTok is a video-sharing social media app that has been tremendously growing after its release in 2017. The app lets you create short lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. For young adults like us, TikTok is where we share trends and memes. I get on TikTok when I need to pass some time or when I am sometimes free at work. It’s an addictive app because TikTok uses artificial intelligence to analyze our interactions with the content and displays personalized content for each one of us based on our interests and preferences.

TikTok has become a platform for many young people around the globe to express themselves. It has given an opportunity for many individuals to show their talent and build their careers in fields they want. I have seen many individuals who have grown through TikTok and come out of their shadows reaching goals they never thought they would. The app has many advantages if you use it correctly. It’s an easy platform to share with people on-going problems and a useful tool for giving out informational messages to the community. 

For some, TikTok is a waste of time that you could use somewhere else doing something productive. For others, it’s a network to grow yourself and learn about things you couldn’t in your daily life. For me, social media is the best place to find people in my field—computer science—and connect to them. I learn about the latest technologies that are making an impact on our lives and news on upcoming projects through social media. It’s a platform that keeps me up to date with my interest.

It all depends on how you use the app. You can use it to learn about things, connect to people and be up to date with growing trends and changes or you can just sit and criticize people on TikTok. The videos you watch or if you are a creator the videos you make on TikTok define how you are using the app. Whenever you are casually scrolling through millions of videos, start sharing the ones that are trying to convey a message and benefit society. Make the app useful yourself.