TikTok Is The Talk With CMU Students

Story & graphic by Hannah Stockwell

TikTok is a trending entertainment app used worldwide for all ages. The app allows users to create a profile and upload videos up to 60 seconds so others can view them.

Lately, video memes of people in quarantine due to the coronavirus have been trending. Connecting with others through the videos has been a positive distraction from the pandemic for users today.

Some of our very own Chippewas give their feedback on the app; including Central Michigan University junior Mackenzie Dancer who says she loves to watch videos of people dancing or singing.

“I don’t ever post on my TikTok. For me, it is just purely for enjoyment purposes,” Dancer said.

In addition, Dancer believes that TikTok has been a way to try to make the pandemic more of a positive subject for users. She believes a lot of the users are trying to make light of the situation.

Junior Nicholas Raymond is also a frequent viewer on TikTok. Raymond’s favorite TikTok star is Charlie Damelio. Damelio is a 15-year-old TikTok star with roughly 38 million followers on the app.

Raymond also believes users on the app are using the app to stay positive during the pandemic.

For example, one TikTok Raymond enjoys is a post when users are listening to Country Roads by John Denver after finding out the only state who has not yet been confirmed with the coronavirus is West Virginia.

The app is a great way to connect with other users that are close by or are users that are across the world.

After all, you can find yourself scrolling for two hours and forget about your cookies in the oven. The quarantine can’t stop our TikTok dance moves.