Underscoring TikTok’s issue is that there hasn’t been an evolution in optimal content forms. The best narrative styles for this format have not been refined by professionals. The app captures a lot of attention but doesn’t require much brainpower, leaving it vulnerable to moments when viewers lose interest. The author mentions being lured in by various types of videos but finds the content transient. The author wonders if their viewing habits and tastes are preventing TikTok’s algorithm from showing them different content. They create a new account but find similar banal content, leading them to log back in to their original account. Ultimately, the author finds TikTok’s content lacking but still holds out hope for a thrill just a swipe away.
“The Future of TikTok: Is the App on the Decline?” – The New York Times
The career of Roger Fidler exemplifies a warning: Sometimes, you can predict the future but still fall victim to it. Three decades ago, Mr. Fidler was a media executive promoting a vision of the future for newspapers. The rise of digital technology would allow for news to be accessed on portable devices all day long, […]Read More
Roger Fidler has had a front-row seat to the digital revolution in the newspaper industry. Thirty years ago, he was advocating for the future of newspapers as portable digital devices that would offer multimedia content to readers. While his vision has largely come to fruition with people constantly online and engaged with news, traditional media […]Read More
President Biden will issue an executive order to restrict the sale of American data to China, Russia, and four other countries in an effort to protect sensitive information from being used for malicious purposes. The order aims to prevent personally identifying data, such as locations, health records, and genetics, from being obtained by these countries […]Read More