Hi y’all and welcome back to my blog. Today I will be talking about my most recent and one of my favourite assignments that we had to do, I’ll give you one word…TikTok. Now you are all probably pretty familiar with tiktok, or at least most of you, since tik tok was actually the most downloaded app in 2019.
We started this new project called “Straight flowin’ / While I’m scrollin’ ”. Our driving question in this project is “How can we use current memes to comment on the significance and consequences of nationalism around the world?”. We have started off this project by reviewing, learning and studying memes, significance, consequences and nationalism. By memes, I mean TikTok, of course.
Now, if you don’t know what tiktok is, let me explain. TikTok is basically a video sharing social networking service that is used to create short lip sync, comedy, and talent videos. It’s a very awesomely addictive app, some people say that it could be the next vine, but personally, I don’t think it could get that good. Click here to see an example of a tik tok that I quite enjoyed, don’t worry, they are not all of cute animals.
There is a theory by Richard Dawkins that a meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. I think this theory really applies to TikTok, even if it was actually created quite long ago in 1976. Across tiktok, there are videos of people showing their talents, a cool trick, or something of them lip syncing, which would be the idea. Spreading from person to person on their phones all around the world in the TikTok community.
I really enjoyed the assignment since I was already pretty familiar with TikTok, plus I got to work with my friends. For some of the TikToks, we tried to be a little more unique but still using trendy sounds. I think that my group and I all worked very well together and all had lots of fun!
See you in my next blog post!