Articles tagged: tiktok


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Curtis Waters’ “RIOT” and its funky fresh sound will make you want to, well, start a riot

Waters prefers to carve out a space for himself in the music industry, making music by his own definitions.

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“Unholy” is a hot and heavy single with a lukewarm reception

After teasing the world on TikTok for weeks with snippets of their latest single “Unholy”, Sam Smith released the full version on September 22, 2022, and it has left many... Read more

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Are TikTok and celebrity feuds saving the Oscars?

Why does an entity as powerful and eminent as the Academy of Motion Pictures need to partner with social media creators to gain a more engaged audience? 

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Maddie Zahm cultivates community on TikTok with her latest single, “Fat Funny Friend”

TikTok’s latest viral single, however, confronts another kind of broken relationship: the one we have with our own bodies. 

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PinkPantheress’s to hell with it goes back to the future

Something about PinkPantheress seems familiar. Pulling extensively from 2000s beats, the TikTok-famous hitmaker crafts songs that are often an ode to the distinct sounds of her childhood. Incorporating the dazzling... Read more

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Taylor Swift’s savvy use of TikTok brings an old approach to a new audience

“[I] just remembered she’s a millennial,” joked one TikTok user in a video that got nearly 100,000 likes. The video, a duet of Taylor Swift’s first Tiktok in mid-August, was... Read more

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The case of Couch Guy: what TikTok’s response says about us

“Girl, he ain’t loyal.” “It’s a red flag.” “She is fighting for her life in these comments.” The TikTok community spun out of control when a video of a girlfriend... Read more

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The D’Amelio Show: is TikTok fame all that great?

If you’re on TikTok, you probably know the app’s biggest star. In 2019, 15 year old dancer Charli D’Amelio began posting on the popular app. Two years and 124 million... Read more

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Miley Cyrus proves she has a voice for rock with viral TikTok covers

Anna and Samantha explore the recent TikTok covers of Miley Cyrus. The success of her covers suggests Miley Cyrus has a voice for rock.

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The Weekly List: TikTok Edition

TikTok: you either love it or hate it, but you’ve definitely seen it. The spiritual successor to Vine and Musical.ly and currently the #1 free app on the App Store’s... Read more

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In Defense of TikTok

I am home for the summer for the first time since high school and it is weird. My family moved from Arizona to Illinois three weeks before I started at... Read more