Everything was different back then. Remember how you went to your sister’s graduation party with your red-dyed mullet, believing every male there was onto you? What about when you were six years old and thought you were the main character at the bowling alley? We’ve all been there, feeling unstoppable.
Fast forward to present, and simply gazing at these childhood images gives you the wonderful “wut was I tinkin?” grimace. And that is exactly what the current TikTok craze is all about.
Mally a, a TikToker, first became popular with a video showcasing amusing and charming photographs of herself when she was 6 years old, rocking the feeling of being “the main character.” Her TikTok video has 5.5 million views and has started a new social media video trend. People are eagerly delving into their childhood picture albums these days, and the results are pure treasure.
Hazel, who is nine years old, was photographed when her family was on vacation. “I begged and pleaded my mother for these heels, but she refused until she eventually caved in and brought them for me.” Hazel’s first pair of heels, so you can imagine she wore them everywhere. “I was completely enamored with them and would never take them off (even by the pool).”
Hazel still cringes when she sees her previous holiday photo. “Now that I think about it, the idea makes me grimace since the exterior doesn’t go well at all.” “Especially when I just had 100 followers, so as the numbers became greater, I was extremely startled,” she says of how her TikTok blew up with this one video.
Last year, TikTok surpassed Instagram as the most downloaded app, with 1.5 billion downloads. TikTok was the third most downloaded app, after WhatsApp and Messenger, according to Sensor Tower. It’s currently the most popular app among Generation Z, and nothing appears to be slowing it down.
According to Business Insider, TikTok’s rapid rise is due to a surge of Indian users, who accounted for 31% of the app’s downloads. China was TikTok’s second-largest market, accounting for 11.5 percent of the app’s downloads, followed by the United States at 8.2 percent.
Something absolutely unique to TikTok is one of the reasons for its popularity. TikTok, it turns out, has the capacity to make consumers feel as though they’re watching a TV-style reality program that updates material over time.
Above all, TikTok has evolved into a trend-generating super-machine fuelled by real people and their authentic life experiences. The majority of viral content on the internet originates here, including challenges, hashtags, music, and popular videos.
In other situations, they outgrow the platform and become part of popular culture, like as the Grammy-winning song “Old Town Road,” which was made possible by the site’s meme culture.
Originally published on the boredpanda