TikTok



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, ...