The viral TikTok phenomenon claims two more celebrities as Jimmy Fallon, Tony Hawk join the platform

The viral TikTok phenomenon claims two more celebrities as Jimmy Fallon, Tony Hawk join the platform
Hey there, fellow kids! TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app that absorbed popular Musical.ly and has been constantly referred to as the spiritual successor of Vine, is growing more and more popular in the US. 

The Verge reports that the app is now being downloaded more than 6 million times in the US alone and can be found at the top of most charts. This adds up to a monthly active user-base of over 500 million users globally who share their own videos and "duet" the videos of other users. Music plays a large part in the whole experience, as TIkTok fans have a vast music library at their fingertips and can use the tunes for lip-syncing or whatever their heart desires.

Celebrities like The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon and popular skater Tony Hawk have also joined the platform and uploaded their videos, which are now available for, well, remixing and duetting. The motivation for this move is pretty clear - TikTok is where kids these days spent their time as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat are slowly losing their "cool" status and street cred to the new phenomenon. And it seems to be doing just well for Fallon - his videos have acclaimed more than 10 million views already. 



According to analyst group SensorTower, TikTok has already brought more than $1 million home from the US alone, which might not sound like much, but have in mind that the app is only getting popular. 

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6 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 464; Member since: May 18, 2018

well i guess some celebrities are using it i should too........pointless app.

3. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Agreed. From what I've seen, everything on TikTok is fake. And thus, cringe-worthy. Which makes it lose credibility (and entertainment value, which is kinda the point of these apps...)

2. AbhiD

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

People were supposed to reach Mars in 2018. And here we are, stupid species going mad after absolutely useless crappy apps.

4. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I'll stick to MySpace.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1375; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

But the appeal is the dumb memes and cringe.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1826; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I see video ads for this all the time. The ads do not make me want to download the app.

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