Category: TikTok

I woke up in an alternative reality where the world is completely empty – I even spent five days onboard...

A BAFFLED bloke has claimed he woke up in an alternate reality that looks just like our world but is completely empty with no people around. Kilmaru shared his unbelievable discovery online and has since gone on to explore his new planet and even spent five days onboard a ghost ship all by himself. YouTube/@kilmaruyt A baffled bloke claims he woke up and was in…

TikTok loses even more songs over its dispute with Universal Music Group

TikTok is losing even more songs over its quarrel with Universal Music Group (UMG), as the social media network is starting to remove songs published by UMG, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The row between the two companies began last month when UMG announced that it failed to reach a deal with TikTok’s […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

I work for two weeks straight in a filthy job no one wants before I get a day off…but I’m...

A WORKER has revealed how he works an unpopular job no one wants in order to rake in the cash. Paul is a fly-in-fly out worker (FIFO) who can make £3,000 in just two weeks – but there is one catch. TikTok/@Paulonsite A fly-in-fly-out worker revealed his salary and what his job involves[/caption] TikTok/@Paulonsite The hourly rate is $35 to $39 (£27 to £30)[/caption] A…

This husband and wife are the biggest trolls on TikTok — and it pays

Christi Fritz and her husband Seth in their prank videos. They’re perhaps the biggest trolls on TikTok. Christi Fritz Christi Fritz and her husband have gone viral on TikTok for cutting the soles off their shoes to go barefoot. Their skewering of influencer culture is so pitch-perfect that most viewers don’t realize it’s satire. The Fritzes know that outrage on TikTok can be lucrative. “My…

Millennials have been priced out of buying homes, and are venting that they can’t afford rent either

Millennials are struggling to pay rent and turning to TikTok for help. urbazon/Getty Images Millennials struggling with skyrocketing rent are sharing their troubles on TikTok. Many have struggled with recent rent hikes, and say they have no savings to fall back on. Stagnant wages, student loans, and low economic mobility created a perfect storm for millennials. First millennials were priced out of buying homes, and…

Reesa Teesa’s ‘Who TF did I marry?’ TikToks are like an audiobook

TikTok’s latest viral superstar is Reesa Teesa, a Georgia woman who posted 50 videos — just under 10 minutes long apiece — chronicling her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband. That’s over six hours of content, all about a stranger’s experience living with a compulsive liar. But millions of viewers are eating it up, clinging to […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

EU opens TikTok probe

Welcome to The Hill’s Technology newsletter {beacon} Technology Technology   The Big Story  EU probes TikTok over children’s safety The European Union (EU) has opened a formal investigation to review whether the social media app violated new rules that aim to protect minors online. © Getty The investigation will review if TikTok, owned by the Chinese-based parent company ByteDance, breached the Digital Services Act (DSA), the…

TikTok divided after a woman said she didn’t tip her hairdresser despite over 7 hours of work and loving the...

A TikToker divided viewers when she said she did not tip her hairdresser. NickyLloyd/Getty Images A TikToker left people divided when she said she did not tip her hairdresser. She said her braids took 7 ½ hours and it cost her $350. The woman cited “tipping fatigue” as one of the reasons behind her decision. A woman left people divided after she said she did…

Mystery video shows glowing dots ‘flying’ in the night sky over Chinese city as locals fear ‘aliens attack the Earth’

THIS baffling footage shows dozens of mysterious glowing dots flying over city buildings in the night sky. The video filmed in China has worried residents if it was a sign of aliens coming to Earth. Unidentified luminous objects appear in the night sky of Deyang, Sichuan, ChinaAsiaWire They hovered around residential buildings and circled around moonlightAsiaWire Another footage shows shining lights joining another train of…

How Bethenny Frankel grew her influencer business to $3.2 million a year after leaving reality TV behind

Bethenny Frankel’s social media accounts, on which she gives her thoughts on everything from drugstore beauty products to grocery store finds, earned her millions last year. Courtesy of Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel first became famous through reality TV and now has a lucrative influencer career.  The former “Real Housewives of New York” star disclosed her 2023 earnings to Business Insider. Here’s how her often-chaotic beauty…

Creepy coordinates to ‘buried body’ found on table donated to charity shop…& they lead to eerie spot on Google Maps

CREEPY coordinates leading to a “buried body” found scrawled on a table have whipped the internet into a frenzy. The chilling discovery was made by a shop worker who promptly posted a snap of the bizarre find on social media. A social media post that showed coordinates and an eerie message whipped the internet into a frenzyFacebook The coordinates lead to an eerie spot in…

TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly in Adobe Express

Adobe and TikTok announced today that TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly within Adobe Express. The two companies say the integration will help businesses and creators make and market content more effectively. Creative Assistant is available now globally in English as an add-on in Adobe Express for both free and Premium users. The […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

I’m the ‘Queen of Doomsday’ who’s prepped for WW3 – I’ve only binned 3 jars…trolls say I’m a hoarder but...

A SELF-PROCLAIMED “Queen of Doomsday” has enough supplies to survive a World War 3 and has only binned three jars in 30 years. She posts her hacks on canning and preserving food under the name Charmingly Frugal on TikTok. SWNS The ‘queen of doomsday’ who has only thrown away three jars of food in 30 years[/caption] SWNS She saves £3,800 annually by growing and preserving…

President Biden has a meme strategy, and it’s leaning on Dark Brandon

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign has finally set up shop on TikTok. Despite controversy in Congress over the app, TikTok is an indispensable tool for presidential candidates to reach young voters, experts say. “I wasn’t surprised at all to see that the campaign launched a TikTok account, because it would genuinely have been such a […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Biden joins TikTok with video captioned ‘lol hey guys’

President Biden posted on TikTok for the first time on Sunday with a Super Bowl-themed question and answer, signaling what could be a push for the youth vote in his reelection campaign. The 30-second video showed Biden at home watching the Super Bowl, rattling down a list of questions on the game. The caption read, jokingly, “lol hey guys.” Peppered by a staffer in rapid-fire…

Female Russian influencers who kissed on camera are hunted down by Putin’s police & forced to make chilling apology vid

A PAIR of female Russian influencers were hunted down by Putin’s police and forced to make a chilling apology after kissing on camera.  Vlada Alchaeva, 24, and her friend Vika, 19, were told they could “harm the psyche” of children who saw them kiss each other and now face a hefty fine. The kiss that caused the two women to be in serious trouble with…

Gen Z is bringing the ‘office siren’ aesthetic to corporate settings, but some say the trend isn’t practical for work

20th Century Fox; Getty Images; Jenny Chang-Rodriguez/BI The office siren aesthetic is one of the latest fashion trends to hit TikTok.  The aesthetic is about looking like a “siren” at work, and embodying vintage office styles. An example of a classic office siren muse? Rachel Green from “Friends.”  Gen Z is tapping into nostalgia once again, but this time, the generation is bringing it to the boardroom….

Why dragging tech CEOs in front of Congress might mean something this time

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, speaks directly to victims and their family members during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. This time, the hearing of tech execs might actually bring some change. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images Meta, TikTok, X, Snap, and Discord CEOs were grilled by the Senate on child exploitation and harm. Some of the CEOs, like Mark Zuckerberg, have sat in that same seat several…

I’m buying my house on AMAZON with a full bathroom & kitchen – but ‘surprise surprise’ a delivery issue is...

A MAN who went viral for revealing how he bought his house for next-to-nothing on Amazon has had his short-lived dream ripped out from under him. TikTok user @gilgra2024, otherwise known as Graim Solutions, first shot to fame after revealing he bought a house for just $30,000 (£23,550) on Amazon. TikTok/@gilgra2024 A TikTok user shot to fame after revealing how he bought a home for…

Universal Music Group Warns It Will Pull Songs From TikTok After Deal Expiration

Universal Music Group, one of the largest music companies in the world, said it failed to reach new deal terms with TikTok over issues including artist compensation and AI — and that TikTok tried to “bully” UMG into a deal worth less than its previous pact. As such, Universal Music said it will no longer […] Go to Source

Universal Music Group plans to pull song catalog from TikTok

Universal Music Group (UMG), the label representing artists including Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, says that it’ll pull its music from TikTok tomorrow at midnight after failing to reach a deal with the platform’s parent company, ByteDance, over royalties. UMG won’t seek to renew its current arrangement with TikTok, set to expire on […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Some IRS employees still access TikTok despite ban on government devices

The TikTok ban on U.S. government devices is proving hard to enforce. A month after the IRS was found to be in non-compliance with the federally mandated ban on the Beijing-based video app, two Republican senators are asking the IRS why it’s still allowing some of the agency’s employees to access the social network, and […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Florida House Passes Bill That Would Ban Children Under 16 From Using Social Media Accounts

State Representative, Fiona McFarland, described the addictive nature of social media as “digital fentanyl” on the Florida House floor on Wednesday as Florida House lawmakers passed a bill to ban children under 16 from using social media platforms. According to Politico, the new legislation would prohibit anyone under the age from creating a social media account and require platforms to delete current accounts owned by…

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