TikTok



Cooking disasters: Tiktok seitan pandemonium

25th September 2021

Views Editor Ciara McAlinden recounts her brave attempt at a Tiktok recipe for seitan. Before I begin, I need to clarify that I am no professional in the kitchen; I’ve set spaghetti on fire, put chocolate sauce in a casserole, and overcooked approximately everything that I’ve sat on a hob. I have a plethora of ...


I’m sorry I’ll never be her

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton discusses the reality of the #ThatGirl trend. If you’re a chronic over-worker like me, you might have found yourself scrolling through #ThatGirl TikTok, desperately searching for the secret ingredients for self-love and success. Do smoothie bowls and organic shakes lead to academic success? Will early morning rises and earth-toned workout sets unlock ...


TikTok: Overpathologizing everyday life?

25th April 2021

Writer Elisabetta Comin considers the dangers of overpathologizing everyday experiences on apps like TikTok and Tumblr. “Put a finger down if you have a messy room, put a finger down if you keep procrastinating despite feeling anxious about your assignments, put a finger down if you’ve ever cried yourself to sleep…” It’s 1am, I’m once ...


Nathan Evans: “The fact that everyone’s feeling alone … a sea shanty gives you a feeling of togetherness”

2nd March 2021

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Nathan Evans; a former postman from Airdrie who found overnight fame when his covers of sea-shanties blew up on TikTok, gaining viral fame and a three record-deal. I’ll admit it – I’m far too obsessed with TikTok for my own good. And, as the overly avid fan of the app that ...


Manifestation: the key to unlocking your goals or just another TikTok trend?

4th February 2021

Is it possible to action your goals by just writing them down and thinking about them?  I turn off the lights in my room and turn on deep meditation music. Then, I light a scented candle and carefully, so as not to burn both myself and my room to the ground, put it at the ...


TikTok: it’s time to protect users

24th October 2020

Michael Wright compares the toxic side of Tumblr to the appearance of similar tropes on TikTok.  Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.  It’s likely that you’ve heard about TikTok; but what exactly is TikTok? The answer is not as simple as it may seem. If you google it, you’ll read that ...


TikTok killed the radio star

31st August 2020

Fred Bruce investigates the influence of social media sensation TikTok and why we shouldn’t discredit the “sounds” of today’s generation. A defining part of our millennial zeitgeist, Vine’s climb to the forefront of our collective consciousness was unlike anything the world had seen previously. Purchased by Twitter for $30m before its release to the public, ...