Tiktok is a virtual dance bar I am addicted to.

I had given up! I thought I was only interested in deep meaningful content and stories on the internet. It has been years since I have watched anything lightheaded. I don’t like Netflix, I think the content is rubbish. I don’t like movies. It takes me several sittings to complete a movie. I was so frustrated. I declared on social that I had reached “Peak Content”.

I thought there was nothing which could hold my attention. I cannot have long meetings with friends IRL ( In real life). I have a problem with boredom. Real life meetings can be very boring.

Addicted to Twitter

Twitter is a place full of interesting people talking about interesting thing. Instagram is a place with interesting people talking dumb thing. Facebook is for old people.

My Tiktok weekly time has crossed Twitter

I spend humungous amount of time on twitter. It could be somedays 8 hours but on an average at-least 3 hours a day. It is the place I throw my ideas around to watch for reactions. I also listen to lot of people and I collect the good intelligent people.

Twitter is very bad for the nervous system.

The content on twitter alternates between highly insightful  to completely biased and sometime ludicrous cat and dog videos. It is like driving a Ferrari ( your mind) constantly shifting gears and braking like hell. You feel you taking two steps forward and one step back or the other way around sometimes.

Here comes Tiktok

Tiktok is not listed as a social network in the apple store. This is a bit surprising and relieving. I am happy that they are not another social network. It is listed as a creative app. The categorisation is true. I tried making a video and couldn’t. I cannot act to save my life.

Why do I call it a virtual dance bar?

Mostly it about pop songs. The app was known as musical.ly and it has transformed now in to Tiktok. Boy and girls are enacting some viral song and dance moves. There is some dialogues and sher-shayri also.

Out of the 1000 or 10000 videos I watched last 3 days. I think i saw 70% videos of girls. Most of the girls were very pretty and very good actors. I was attracted to some of them. So I decided to check if others also had similar feelings in the comment section. The comment section had some 50 to 150 “cute”, “ Beautiful” and other nice adjectives. Note – This app is used by mostly (perhaps 85%) people come from small towns. They are not able to articulate anything beyond their lust on the comment section. I believe there is strict moderation by Tiktok as I didn’t find any obscenities in the comment section.

What is an old uncle doing on Tiktok ?

I don’t know. For me it is entertainment in the purest form. No one is trying to sell anything ( a couple are selling makeup tips and dance tutorials). I like the fact there is no blatant commerce there. I haven’t seen any advertisements yet. There seems to be some micro-payments thingy, but I haven’t explored it yet. It is just 3 days for me on tiktok.

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