December 12, 2021

Ep. 63 Tik Tok Tech Talk

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re going deep into the trenches of the rapidly growing social media app, Tik Tok. This episode could also be called “Tik Tok for old people” and in this case, we are the old people.

It’s safe to say we learned a lot during this deep dive and we’re here to share our hilariously engaging bounty of knowledge. We’re also here to answer very important questions. Such as, how has this video sharing app grown to nearly the size of Facebook in only 3 years of existence? Something that took Zuckerberg nearly a decade to achieve is now within reach of Tik Tok’s parent company, Bytedance.

Also, given that Tik Tok is the most popular Chinese-owned social media app in the U.S. what are the implications for privacy protections afforded to American citizens? In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, both sides of congress have agreed that the app poses potential risks. 

Tune in to hear what these risks are, plus a brief history of how the social media app began and the tactics deployed to keep its young users hooked.

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