Reddit’s CEO calls TikTok ‘parasitic,’ ‘terrifying,’ and ‘spyware’

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“I actively tell people, ‘Don’t install that spyware on your phone,'” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said. It’s the social media app taking the world by storm, but Reddit’s cofounder and CEO Steve Huffman didn’t have kind words for the hottest app made in China. Speaking at the Social 2030 conference, which T echCrunch reports aims to spot trends in social media that will shape the next 10 years, Huffman weighed in when asked if startups had something to learn from TikTok: Read Full Story

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Why is TikTok getting banned? Here’s the latest update as the U.S. mulls app shutdown

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Geopolitics has a massive role to play. Both India and the U.S. have incentives to stick it to China any way they can right now–including Chinese owned businesses. It hasn’t been a good few weeks for TikTok, the Chinese-owned app that has been the world’s hottest social media platform for the past few years. It currently has over 2 billion users. Despite its mass appeal, the app is coming under increasing scrutiny from powerful governments–which could spell disaster for TikTok’s future. Read Full Story

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How to Use TikTok Challenges for Business

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Wondering how to get more exposure for your brand on TikTok? Have you considered a TikTok challenge? In this article, you’ll learn how to use TikTok challenges for your business. What Is a TikTok Challenge? TikTok is quickly becoming the social media platform of the moment, with recent statistics showing the app has now been downloaded […] The post How to Use TikTok Challenges for Business appeared first on Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner .

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TikTok Engagement Among Kids Surges During the Pandemic

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Compared with 2019, the average time spent per day by children (ages 4-15) in the US on social media apps almost doubled in 2020 across all major platforms. Of the apps studied in a recent report [pdf] from Qustodio, TikTok made standout gains in overtaking popular platforms such as Instagram and YouTube. TikTok Takes Off… Read More » The post TikTok Engagement Among Kids Surges During the Pandemic appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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4 Ways to Use TikTok for Business

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Wondering how to use TikTok for your business? Looking for tips to increase your TikTok success? In this article, you’ll discover four ways your business can succeed on TikTok. Is Your Audience on TikTok? TikTok is the newest trend in social media with more than 1.5 billion downloads on the App Store and Google Play and more than […] The post 4 Ways to Use TikTok for Business appeared first on Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner .

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Microsoft is still in active talks to buy TikTok amid Trump threats

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Microsoft may buy the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only. ByteDance would continue to own and operate TikTok in other markets. Last Friday it emerged that Microsoft was in talks to buy TikTok , the most popular social media app in years. Unfortunately for Microsoft (and TikTok) the app is also a political hot potato. Case in point: Also last Friday President Trump announced that he was considering banning the app due to never-ending national security concerns. Read Full Story

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TikTok for Business: Why Marketers Should Consider TikTok

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Wondering how to use TikTok for business? Looking for proven advice that goes beyond basics? To dig deep into TikTok for marketing, I interview Michael Sanchez on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Michael is a TikTok marketing expert who specializes in helping consumer-focused brands increase their reach and exposure on TikTok. He also founded TikTok […] The post TikTok for Business: Why Marketers Should Consider TikTok appeared first on Social Media Examiner | Social Media Marketing .

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Amazon’s mysterious memo may accelerate the U.S. TikTok crackdown

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A leaked memo showed the e-commerce giant asking employees to remove TikTok. Then Amazon said it was a mistake. But a point may have been made. Amazon sent a jolt through the debate over the trustworthiness of TikTok on Friday. CNN’s Brian Fung and Zachary Cohen obtained a copy of an Amazon corporate memo telling employees to remove the TikTok social video app from any device that could access the company email system. The memo cited “security risks.” Read Full Story

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Trump threatens to ‘strongly regulate’ or close down social media companies altogether

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The move comes after Twitter labeled a recent Trump tweet about mail-in voting as false. President Trump is on the warpath this morning. His latest target? Twitter, and all other social media companies. In an early-morning tweet , Trump decried social media platforms, saying Republicans feel they “totally silence conservatives voices.” He went on to announce that, “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.” Read Full Story

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