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Why We Love TikTok & Giveaway

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.08.20
Why We Love TikTok & Giveaway
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TikTok has taken off this year.  In the last few weeks with most people staying home, more and more people are making TikTok videos and watching TikTok videos than ever before.

What makes TikTok so much fun? Read on for more info to help you get started on TikTok - plus, enter our giveaway for a chance to win $50 to order takeout or delivery, so you have something delicious to munch on while scrolling TikTok.

What is TikTok? 

It's a social network app for sharing short, user-generated videos. Popular content includes comedy, dance, and lip-synching videos. Heart-warming content, beauty videos and pet content also tends to go viral. 

Your TikTok homepage will show you popular videos that you can like or comment on, and you can use the discover tab to find trending hashtags or search for specific users or hashtags. TikTok learns what types of videos you like over time, so your homepage gets more and more personalized for you. 

What makes TikTok special? Blogger Amiyrah Martin says "It's a fun outlet where you don't have to curate everything, if you don't want to. Authenticity and genuine excitement for the platform is encouraged and rewarded, which is a nice change to what we are used to on social media."

TikTok and Kids 

Martin has a fantastic blog post here with recommendations on how to safely use TikTok with kids, including some suggested influencers and hashtags to follow.  

Ready to start posting?

Getting started is easy! Just tap the " + " button at the bottom of the app, choose the length of the video you want to film, and press the red circle to begin recording. From there, you can add music, text, filters, and more before you post. 

AudreyMcClelland, whose TikTok account features easy and cute hairstyles for kids, just reached over 1 million likes on her videos. Her advice on creating TikToks: "My tip for someone new on TikTok is to be consistent. Consistency is the key here. Create videos that excite you and make you happy, but stick with it!"

Here are a few of our favorite TikTok videos:

 
@audreymcclelland

Quick braid style 🥰 ##hair ##hairstyle ##hairtutorial ##hairstyles ##braidtutorial ##braids ##fyp ##foryou ##hairchallenge ##easyhairstyle ##funhair ##momlife

♬ original sound - curtisroach

Choose your quarantine mom character (@brittalivengood)

The Rock's daughter doesn't know Daddy is Maui (@TheRock)

Dad perfects the renegade dance challenge (@ninerschnitzel)
 
@robbyandpenny

She was getting sassy at the end. ##foryoupage

♬ original sound - robbyandpenny

Enter the Giveaway

Tell us more about your experience with TikTok for a chance to win $50 to order takeout or delivery from a local restaurant or a $50 gift card for GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats or DoorDash - your choice!

TikTok Giveaway {Draft}

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gift card to the local take-out restaurant of their choice, provided they accept phone or online gift card orders or a $50 gift card to the food delivery service of their choice (Seamless, GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats). Giveaway is open through May 25, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • Hywelda9 By Hywelda9
    05.08.20  

    My personal favorite is the black lab complaining about his people being stuck at home now - hysterical!

  • gakusan By gakusan
    05.08.20  

    I cannot see any of these 'cause I don't own a smartphone.  I wish I had one!!

  • lisahillberg By lisahillberg
    05.08.20  

    I don't do Tik Tok.

  • Elizabeth024 By Elizabeth024
    05.08.20  

    My favorite tiktok video
    https://vm.tiktok.com/31xn59/

  • beaniebaby70 By beaniebaby70
    05.08.20  

    I like the don't touch me video

  • lkats16 By lkats16
    05.08.20  

    I've never used Tik Tok! Don't think I plan to either. Not for me, lol.

  • mrenda By mrenda
    05.08.20  

    Didn't know a whole lot about it until my grandchildren, whom we are raising and are all teenagers ages 13, 14, & 17.  I have been transformed into the 20th century let me tell you.

  • triggermae By triggermae
    05.08.20  

    I don't know anything about TikTok yet.

  • rubydreamer By rubydreamer
    05.08.20  

    I haven't done tik tok.

  • SASHANENE By SASHANENE
    05.08.20  

    I don't TikTok, but my father is into watching videos there.

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