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Fresh update on "tiktok" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Here's rob woodfork. A day after Maryland enjoyed the biggest jump of the week in the latest AP top 25 poll the 13th ranked herb suffered their first loss of the Kevin Willard era 64 59 to Wisconsin. Maryland fought back from an early 12 point deficit to take a brief lead early in the second half, but poor execution down the stretch on both ends of the floor approved costly. Down in Charlottesville, number three, Virginia held off James Madison 55 50 to stay undefeated. George Mason also has yet to lose at home. They beat Maryland eastern shore 67 54 and American winners of 6 straight after a 69, 61 win at mount saint Mary's, the nationals nearly won MLB's first draft lottery. They met the number two overall pick in the 2023 draft, the Orioles will pick 17th, while day at the World Cup, where Morocco became the first Arab nation to advance to the quarterfinals following a stunning, upset of Spain in the quarters. They'll face a Portugal team that benched the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo for Gonzalo Ramos whose hat trick propelled them to a 6 one win over Switzerland. The boxing world mourns the loss of the man who made this phrase famous. Let's get it on. Mills lane, the Hall of Fame boxing referee has died in long before he was a pop culture icon as the claymation ref in MTV celebrity deathmatch and a TV judge, he refereed some of the most legendary bouts, including the bite fights between Mike Tyson Andy Vander Holyfield, mills lane was 85. Rob wood fork WTO sports. Maryland's governor is banning the use of TikTok in the executive branch of state government, governor Larry Hogan says the popular video sharing app presents too many cybersecurity risks to the state and might be enabling cyber espionage and surveillance by foreign governments. The directive applies to TikTok and other Chinese and Russian influence platforms under the ban Maryland agencies must remove those platforms from statement networks and ban their installation and put restrictions in place that prevent their
Jim Hanson and Will Chamberlain Are About to Fix the Internet
"And I senior counsel of the Internet accountability project are about to fix online content and all of it. So will we got like 5 minutes? Here we go. I think that there's an opportunity now to break the monopoly to the left has had on our information space because not just a Twitter files, which were anticlimactic, I think, on purpose. I think Elon held a lot back. But there's plenty of evidence and more will come out that the government has been colluding with tech and the left and the media to shut down ideas they want. So I think we're going to have an opportunity to fix that and to change that. So I won't just curious. Aside from now having a free zone in Twitter, what else can we do to try and force the leveling of the playing field? So I think the big change now you want to approach regulation is that before Elon bought Twitter, you kind of wanted to use every single tool at your disposal and whether or not they hurt the companies really badly or didn't provide as much benefit as they could have. It didn't matter. You just a hammer wasn't appropriate tool to deal with the fact that the entirety of big tech was arrayed against the conservative movement. And just take a section two 30 reform, for example, it's kind of a blunt instrument to use against big tech. But now we're in a unique situation where all of a sudden we have one of the big tech companies and not just a big one, maybe perhaps the most societally consequential one in Twitter. You can argue in my view compellingly that everything that appears on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. It's usually derivative of what happens on Twitter because that's where the sort of public debate has had and resolved before people generate content on those other platforms. So we need to kind of look at regulation a little differently with more of a scalpel than a hammer. And so you're trying to find ways to still go after companies like Facebook and Google. And Instagram and TikTok and companies like that while making sure that Twitter isn't you're not opening up Twitter to severe litigation, which obviously the left would want to do now.
Fresh update on "tiktok" discussed on Security Now
"So again, unfortunately, the definition of end to end is being abused. But, you know, that's going to happen when popular phrase gets into the marketing department. But the point is, if it's done correctly, we're really just using a password manager's cloud service to keep our various devices synchronized. It's simply a synchronization mechanism. And in fact, my annoyance with the pass keys system, which is becoming hopefully will become popular, is that it isn't, there isn't an all in one cloud sync for them. This is an opportunity for Microsoft to keep their devices separate from Apple to keep their devices separate from Google to keep their devices separate. Unfortunately. But anyway, maybe that'll change when password managers start supporting pass keys. Maybe we'll get sync back. That's a possibility. The threats we face to our stored secrets, and this is the point, are only on our end. In order to do its work, at some point, any password manager must have at least the user's username and password decrypted for the site that they're visiting and want to fill in the form for. I don't know whether the password that whether the entire password archive is decrypted as a whole or whether sites can be decrypted individually, which would seem safer to me. But either way, at some moment in time, the data must exist in the clear in the user's browser. Way back at the start of this podcast, we noted the inherent impossibility of protecting encrypted DVD video content because the player itself needed to be able to decrypt the DVD in order to play it for its owner. And the DVDs publisher ultimately had no control over the DVD player and what it did. So all they could do was the best they could do. If the password managers browser add on, were to be adulterated in some way, to break its security design, or if something was able to somehow intercept its operation in the client, that would prove devastating. But it's difficult to see how any breach of LastPass or any other password managers cloud sinking facility could ever endanger a user's always encrypted secrets. Now, of course, none of this prevents reputational harm to LastPass. You got to know they're not happy about this, but they're also like the biggest target in town. So that's what comes with being the big target, like chrome, is the big browser target. And most users will have no idea what it means for all of their data to always be encrypted before it leaves their browser. They don't see anything leaving their web browser. They have no concept of the cloud or client side encryption or what any of that means. They just know that they're using this or that password manager. And this or that password manager suffered a breach, and that the press is now able to say that this is in the case of LastPass, the second breach and a little over four months. If we assume that the decision to change password managers is unwarranted,
Trinity University Wants to Detox Your Masculinity
"So Trinity College, from the university, sorry, San Antonio. Workshop for men and anyone else interested to teach them how to detox their masculinity. Here's the sign, picture of it, again at the important libs of TikTok dot com, masculinity, detox, free food, hosted by doctor Apigee. And the women's and gender studies department what, when, where, what? Please join us for a brave space. Brave. Isn't that great? It's brave. It's brave to be masculine. It is not brave, to drop your masculinity. For anyone interested in discussing their masculinity, when in November 30th, 6 to 9, 5 sorry, 5 to 6 30 p.m., where fiesta room, all are welcome. Cutting wind of men and masculine traits isn't enough rights libs of TikTok. For the ultimate goal of implementing a Marxist utopia they must first abolish the family.
Fresh update on "tiktok" discussed on Security Now
"I just did a level three on the entire drive, with alpha four, and now spin right estimates the one terabyte drive will require 29.7 minutes and a full level two scan completed in 29 minutes and 50 seconds. Which is an almost 6 times faster than it scanned a couple of days ago. He said, thank you for thank you so much for creating 6.1. So what that means is to summarize this, he first did a simple read pass on that SSD. It is ThinkPad. It took him three hours. Just to read all the sectors, he ran level three, a spin right level three across the entire drive. Now that same process of simply doing a read scan takes 30 minutes. Just shy of 30 minutes. So running a level three spin right on an SSD that had nothing technically wrong with it, increased its speed by a factor of 6. On average, across the entire SSD. That's what we're seeing. So this is the reason I'm very excited. What's happening is we are SSDs are having trouble reading their contents, but still able to, yet it's revealed by a significant slowdown, which is going unnoticed. But how many times have we heard that an SSD based machine which being solid state you would think, right? It's solid state. But an SSD based machine doesn't seem to be as fast as it was when it was new. That wouldn't seem logical, but this might be what's going on. So, as I said, one of the things I have in store once spin right 6 one is launched and we start working immediately on 7. Is to profile the performance of mass storage media to locate and selectively repair sluggish spots. But for what it's worth, what anyone can do or will be able to do as soon as 6 one is out is to give such drives a single level three pass as this person who just posted did, which very well could significantly improve both the system's performance and its reliability by rewriting the drives of sectors to recharge those leaky storage capacity cells. So anyway, cool outcome from the 6 one work. Leo? Yes, sir. Let's do our last insert, and then we're going to revisit unfortunately LastPass. Again. You're calling it insert. I call it a cherished sponsor, bringing us news. You can use. That's what I meant. Yeah, so I know you did. We're talking, of course.
College Sex Parties and Monkeypox
"Terrific libs of TikTok college sex parties and monkey packs, monkeypox vaccines. Queen's college city university of New York, which was once a wonderful institution. The cuny LGBTQIA+ consortium held a sex pajama party, complete with sex supplies and a copy of sex positive you. But they offered monkey pox vaccines at the sex party. Is generally transmitted through the sexual act. Like aids was, it could also aids also was intravenous drug use and partners of those we use it. So here is the event as announced by queen's college from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. cuny students will play fun games to demonstrate the efficacy of safe sex supplies and safer sex practices. The jammy jam featuring DJ unico will follow from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m..
Fresh update on "tiktok" discussed on Security Now
"As muddy. Yeah, Elon. So, okay, you're passing the responsibility off to your brain whose operation you don't understand. I don't know what I'm doing or why I'm thinking it, but I'm going to do it anyway. Yeah, because you know, I'm a biological neuronal net just like those image recognizers and we don't know how they work either. Whether he knows what he's saying is it is more on it. And he's saying it to just confuse and distract you. Or if he actually believes it, which I don't know which is worse. That's amazing. So I did not have time to make a comprehensive scan of my DMs this week. Frankly, the DMs channel is becoming quite popular, and it's there's a lot to go through. I'm only going to share my own tweet. From last Wednesday, for those of our listeners here, who don't follow me on Twitter, and there are many, I tweeted on Wednesday to all security now listeners. I'm currently listening to Alex stamos on Wednesdays this week in Google. Alex has not let anyone get a word in edgewise, because he has so much amazing information to share without reservation, I recommend all caps, listening to this, it's fantastic in all caps exclamation point. That tweet received about three times as many likes as my as any of my weekly security now notes postings, tweets do, as well as 13 replies in 12 retweets. Alex was amazingly wonderful. Thanks. And I just wanted to make sure I wanted like, this is a reading or listening assignment for all of our listeners last week's. So that would be November 30th. If you just go to Google twitch.tv. Twit TV slash twig will take you to the twig page. It's episode 6 92. So it'll be the first episode if you'd go right now. But even in a few weeks, it'll still be twit dot TV slash
FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTok
"FBI director Chris wray has security concerns about TikTok. The video sharing app is extremely popular in the U.S. and is owned by a Chinese company ByteDance. All of these things are in the hands of a government that doesn't share our values and that has a mission. There's very much at odds with what's in the best interest of the United States. Speaking at the Ford school of public policy in Michigan, racist content could be manipulated. The gives them the potential to leverage the app in ways that I think should concern us. Ray also says data on the app could be used for traditional espionage operations, a TikTok executive told the Senate hearing in September. The company protects all data from American users and Chinese government officials have no access to it. Ed Donahue, Washington
Fresh update on "tiktok" discussed on Security Now
"Seed studio dot com. I purchased something from them. I don't now remember what, and as a consequence was promptly added to their periodic mailing list. In this case, I don't mind the spam. Because the male contains photos of the stuff they're promoting and my jaw spends most of its time hanging down with my mouth open. Over the insanely low cost of the technology that's currently available from China. It is truly astonishing. For example, a recent mailing showed the seed studio ESP 32 C three. It's a tiny module about the size of a quarter, with 14 electrical connections 7 on either side, and what appears to be two tiny buttons at an LED. It also has a tiny USB-C connector, presumably for programming this little thing. And all of the software for doing so is open-source. Its description says, seed studio, XI, ESP 32 C three, adopts new risk 5 architecture. Supporting both Wi-Fi and BLE, wireless connections on this. Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. What? For Internet of things applications, you will find it as flexible and suitable for all kinds of IoT scenarios. Okay, I was curious, so I looked into the chip this uses. The ESP 32 C three, it's a 32 bit risk 5 microprocessor, which includes a whole host of IO peripherals in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5. It has cryptographic hardware accelerators that support AES one 28, two 56, SHA hashes, RSA, hmac, digital signatures, secure boot, and has a hard, it has a hardware random number generator. And how much is it if you purchase just one? $4 and 99 card. 5 my God. $5 for that. And that's like, that is just typical of what this seed studio has for sale. Anyway, just don't try to bring it into South Dakota. That's all I'm saying. It's outlawed. It might have TikTok it better on it. Anyway, that is so cool. And everybody's very interested in this risk 5. This is the newest kind of open-source digital architecture. Yes, and licensed free, right? The reason they're not there's no arm on this is you have to pay arm for that. And you're not going to sell something for $5 that has this and everything else it has. If you have to pay some arm license, it shows you what the arm tax is, really. If you think about it. Yeah, and so risk 5, it's a beautiful architecture. It's been moving along for years and it's evolving and it has an absolutely mature open-source free tool chain for doing stuff. But none of that is why I brought this up to date. Although, Steve,
Gov. Kristi Noem: TikTok Ban for South Dakota Government
"Made headlines just the other day by signing an executive order banning TikTok on for state government agencies employees and contractors specifically using state devices. Why did you do that? Well, we're learning more and more every single day about the national security threat that TikTok is to our country and to our individual citizens. It's my job as governor to protect the people's South Dakota. We know that China is using TikTok and manipulating algorithms to gather information on the people in this country. They're not only gathering what kind of websites or videos that they watch and learning from us that way they're also potentially getting our keystrokes to what buttons we push on our phones, but getting access to passwords could potentially violate our financial accounts and personal information, even health and information. It's a real threat to our country and we know China's our enemy. You know, they hate us. This is their agenda that they've had for hundreds of years is to destroy the United States of America and they're using this app to gather more information about American citizens and use it against us. So in South Dakota, we have banned the app on our servers on our networks, any state employee or contractor or someone who works with state government who accesses it or downloads the app. We'll face criminal penalties and that's something that we sent a clear message that we have a lot of personal information and state government that we're not going to allow China to hack into by using this app and I'm hopeful that other leaders in other states and in Congress will do the same.
Amber Athey: Every High-Profile Left Figure Denied 2016 Election
"The Democrats just picked a new leader Hakim Jeffries now I know amber you follow the game here as much as I do sadly it has turned into a game The left told us the worst thing you could be right now is an election denier right If you are you should be banned from YouTube Twitter Facebook SnapChat TikTok You shouldn't be allowed to speak You should be hung from your toenails Upside down 20 hours a day Four hours to get your breath back in that's it Which is really strange Because Hakeem Jeffries is on video and audio I just played it before you came on Repeatedly questioning the 2016 election Your thoughts are missed disaster It's so typical pretty much every high profile figure on the left at this point we know based on their old social media habits and posts that they all thought to 2016 election was stolen And the ones who didn't outright say it were pushing the idea that Russia had colluded with Trump to help him win anyway So he came Jeffrey's Nancy Pelosi Korean Jean Pierre the current White House press secretary and then the former one Jen Psaki They have all done it It's funny When a Republican wins and they didn't want them to win they claim voter suppression but then when a Democrat wins and Republicans point out fraud they say that you're an election denier
The Threat to Our Liberties Goes Beyond Government
"There's one story that I found super interesting. And if you listen to our podcast or if you listen to kind of what we talk about at turning point USA, we have been repeating the theme that the threats to our freedoms and liberties, it's more than just what the government is doing. It's also what corporate America is doing in collusion with the federal government, regardless of your political views, we should all be able to agree back in the 2020 election it was wrong for the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation to go to Facebook and demand that they censor the Hunter Biden laptop story saying that it was Russian disinformation. You might be the biggest Biden fan in the world here tonight, by the way. Welcome, and I got to ask you, how's that going? But welcome. Thank you for being here tonight. We appreciate that. But that's wrong. You should not be able to use the force of government or the threat of force of government to go to a private actor and be able to suppress stories that could impact an election. It's not sustainable. It's wrong. It'd be wrong if a conservative did it. It's wrong if a liberal does it. Now, one of the places where censorship has just reigned supreme over the last couple of years has been on Twitter. Now, I have a Twitter account still, thankfully, I'm one of the survivors, despite many people that anyone been banned on Twitter here, raise your hand. Okay, well, you might be liberated soon. We'll talk about that in just a second. So, but Twitter is not the biggest social media platform, but I think people misunderstand Twitter. Twitter is an incubator of elite opinion. So people that write columns, people that host podcasts, people that are on television, they go to Twitter to see what the smart kids are thinking to have consensus and then they put it kind of through their communication channels. So set differently, Twitter is not about the amount of people consuming information. It's who is consuming the information. Now, Twitter has by far maybe TikTok more so, but TikTok is pandering to a different generation. But that's a separate issue. Twitter has been the worst when it comes to speech of any private actor the last couple of years. For example, suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, kicking people off for having heterodox opinions of where the virus came from, which by the way, the virus did come from the Wuhan institute of virology, not from some wet market where they set originally and you could get kicked off Twitter for saying that. Originally, which now actually is factual and true. And so Twitter has been a blunt force object of a censorship regime.
The Left's Child-Mutilating Death Cult With Terry Schilling
"Another piece of tape here, NBC's brandy zadrozny blames Matt Walsh and libs of TikTok for the increase in violence against the gay community. So it's somehow Matt's fault and Elon's fault and libs of TikTok and shows like ours fault because we're really concerned that children are going to be medically mutilated and lied to by their teachers and these groomers. Play cut 59. Content moderation is a hard task. What we know is that Twitter and where the bulk of this information is right now because that's where the biggest accounts like Matt Walsh and lives of TikTok again where they sort of post this stuff. What's being done? Well, two days ago, we know that Elon Musk, who owns Twitter now. He just reversed the policy that Twitter did have against targeting and harassment of LGBTQ people against misgendering transgender people. So that narrative continues Terry any other thoughts. Yeah, look, I want to skip to the versions because that's what this is. They are the ones committing violence against transgender people or as I would describe them people with gender dysphoria. We need to hold them accountable for the violence and the destruction that they are inflicting on our brothers and sisters on our children. They are destroying their lives. They are creating sexually destroyed people that won't be able to have families that won't be able to have sexual gratification down the road. These are evil people and that's called projection. They are projecting their own guilt onto us because they know that they are the ones that are destroying our kids. They're the ones that are making these people unhappy. And you know why they're doing it because there's power behind it because there's money behind it. This big pharma companies, these surgeons, they're all on camera now, talking about how much money they're making. They're the evil ones. We're the good ones. Don't relent. We have to keep fighting.
Why Is TikTok SO Pernicious? Natalie Winters Weighs In
"Chinese art of propaganda on the official side isn't very sophisticated. And then when you look at TikTok and my gosh, it's so it's so powerful. The short videos, the dopamine hit, that 12 year old girl gets from seeing that quote unquote, affirmation of transgender top surgery. Can you explain to me why TikTok is so more efficacious than the Chinese state propaganda usually is, is it who they hired? Is it the matier? Is it the medium? Have you identified why this one is so good and so pernicious. Well, I think the best way to answer that question is comparing the different forms of the application that they have in China and the United States. So there's the same TikTok app that's available in China, but if you look at what they censor on there, there is absolutely none of this transgender content. None of the crazy abortion stuff. None of the far left radical subversive ideologies that really threaten the values that we cherish in this country, the entire social order. There's none of that. It's basically as you're saying, this more sort of in your face, almost laughable, funny, Chinese Communist Party propaganda. Whereas the sensors and on American TikTok sort of seem to just have their hands off the sensor button. Anything unless it's disputing the election results seems to go. So I think within that, you can sort of tease out, which again, I think, is a central thesis, at least in my worldview, and yours too. And then the Chinese Communist Party admits to it if you read any of their work, whether it's unrestricted warfare, unconventional warfare, but it's really about sort of weaponizing these social issues because
Natalie Winters Describes the Dangers of TikTok
"Can you talk to us about why TikTok is such a problem? And who it really answers to? Of course. So I think the first angle of attack in the early days of TikTok was that it was being used to spread pro Beijing propaganda in the United States. In other words, this app whose parent company ByteDance is effectively a state owned enterprise in China. It's former CEO member of the Chinese Communist Party. He's pledged to use his companies and apps to quote promote socialist core values. You can read there's a whole letter where he goes on to say that he will use all of his apps to basically promote devotion to the Chinese Communist Party. But people were concerned that TikTok was going to be used to sort of shape the narrative in the United States about China, much like China has paid for advertisements and essentially paid for favorable coverage in a lot of mainstream media outlets, but I think the second iteration of that, the next step, and that the logical conclusion, which is what we're getting to now and really, really is the, I think, more potent angle in terms of the threat that TikTok poses is its ability to alter discourse in the United States about every other subject except China. And what I mean by that is that you see TikTok, especially with young voters now, really being a breeding ground for a lot of just far left, I would just call it degenerate content, whether it's really, really just offensively pro abortion content offensive, gender stuff, just it really is being used to push a far left social agenda. And I think that this sort of dovetails with a lot of what I've talked about in the past, the reporting that I've discussed on your show, which is obviously China's unrestricted warfare in the sense that they want to subvert the United States, take out the United States from within. And of course, advancing these Marxist concepts of gender identity. Subversive ideologies when it comes to whether it's family units or abortion, that's definitely part of it.
The Rude Pundit Weighs in on Trumps Twitter Return
"Good morning. Hi. I think you summed it up best. You said, let's face it. Anyone who supports Donald Trump doing anything is just a human being. Thank you. Oh, yeah. That's in response to, you know, weird Elon letting him back on Twitter. And if people are going, I support this. No, no, don't support it for anything. Unless it's like for sitting in a prison cell and facing the walls for the rest of his life. And I support. Yeah. So far, that's a big bag of rats, right? So Elon did some fake poll. It's like, oh, the people have spoken. He's back on and Trump's like, I'm not going back and I had my Jude social. You can't legally. Big bag of rats. Yeah. So for now. Early on that, before we let anybody on, we're going to have to look at it. We're going to have to, you know, they were going to have a group, get together and talk about it. No, no, he just let the bots decide. Yeah, no, exactly. AOC said, I don't know, man. Last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection multiple people died. The vice president of the United States was nearly assassinated and hundreds were injured, but I guess that's not enough for you to answer the question. Twitter poll it is. I mean, you know, and the Kanye's back on and he just tweeted shalom with a smiley face. So that means ignore the antisemitism. Right. Yes, and apparently he's decorated his house for a Hanukkah. So speaking for the Jews, I just like to say do you speak for the Jews? You know what? Whenever I feel like it, you know, I'm kind of dewy. I'm up. For everybody else. I think that should be my mom was Jewish. I was raised Jewish. I officially should be your tagline, the rude pundit. Kind of dewy. Yeah, you said funny. What does my Hollywood money? Exactly. We asked George Charles directly for money when he came on this show when he said no. No. Yeah. Seems like you get credit for giving me a lot of money already. You might as well. You actually said funny, I thought of woke mob was supposed to kill Twitter and cancel culture, but it was capitalism and stupidity all along. I don't think I've ever seen anyone other than Donald Trump blow up a business this fast, right? Yeah. Yeah. No, no, it's really kind of a thing of beauty. And I mean, you know, I like Twitter a lot. I haven't met a lot of people on Twitter. I use it, but you know, if it goes, I think my work productivity is going to go up exponentially. It is a time suck. And I would just like to say, I think Mastodon and I are going to have a couple of problems because I have it so that my tweets show up on Mastodon and apparently they took down a tweet where I said FU to libs of TikTok. Oh boy. I was like, eh, Mastodon. We're going to have to have a talk. Some people are making some great points I thought, rude. Jeff tedrick said long off, are you kidding me? Trump's tweets as he gets indicted are going to be off the hook. Pass the popcorn. I mean, that's the other thing. He will start whether it's true social or they will be able to Jack Smith willing to use those because they always can. As evidence, right? Yeah. It's just like it's like if you told someone something and you know, you brought them in and questioned them and said, yeah, Trump told me this. Yeah. You're listening to me for free right now, and that's awesome because more and more things aren't free right now. I mean, think about
There's Something We Can Learn From Democrats...
"There is something I want to say, and I know that people do not want to hear this in our audience because they email and they say Charlie stopped talking about things that went wrong. They just flat out stole it. Okay, but this is interesting though. If you listen to what happened in Colorado, because I made a lot of calls last night, right? I made calls to people on the ground in Pennsylvania and Colorado and Georgia and in most states, except Texas and Florida, and they have all said as they're doing their data analysis. They saw a same and similar collapse of independence across the board across the country. Now, people might say, well, Charlie, it's because they had this rigged system. Well, if that's the case, then how did Ron DeSantis win by 20 points, right? How did Brian Kemp win by 6 or 7 points. Now, ballot harvesting and ballot capturing and machines going down in Arizona, we are the one of the only shows that is going to repeatedly talk about it. But there is growing evidence that there was something done by the Democrats that we can learn from that is constructive and important about how on earth did we do so well with independence in the polling and in certain early returns and in person election day, but there was a faction, a type of independence that totally gravitated their support away from us. And Andrew, there could be some explanations. But the most logical one would probably be something around Dobbs, something around a targeted ad campaign, or is it Andrew that Republicans didn't sprit sprint the last half mile of the marathon? Do you think that we just kind of were candidates just kind of let up that there wasn't a targeted campaign to go after independence? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud. Andrew, what are your thoughts on that? I mean, listen, I think Dobbs completely. It's a point that I've made on the show this week. I think, you know, living in California, you know, my wife's Friends, we would have these conversations. And it kind of, I kind of didn't key in on it enough. Honestly. But they did a great job on platforms like TikTok, social media, you know, my wife told me hers was full of it before the election of just people saying, hey, they want a criminalized miscarriages. We all know that that's so ridiculous not to be true. I mean, half of pregnancies basically end in miscarriage. That's never going to happen. That's a crazy thing. I think it worked a lot with independence. I think it worked a lot with single women. We saw them go way far to the left this cycle.
Why China Is America's Greatest Threat
"But two other stories before we get into this. And then I got to send general Lee simo a link because Justin Trudeau and general secretary Xi got into it at the G 20 and general secretary G disdain for Justin Trudeau is barely concealed and his attempt to dominate Justin Trudeau was successful in this clip. And positioning himself to be the preeminent leader in the world and he had taken the measure of Joe Biden and we are in danger. We just have to get serious about China. The sooner GOP speaker designate Kevin McCarthy, who won going away yesterday as did Steve scalise. Congratulations to Tom emmer as well. I'm disappointed that Jim banks was not named with, but it was a close vote, Jim banks always gracious and defeated. He is in victory and Tom emery will do a fine job. The key to me though is that China committee get it named, get a chair, get it, staff, go out and find the Mandarin speakers begin to have hearings on a weekly basis, two or three, make sure the C span is there and educate the American people. I will tell you again, get TikTok off of your phone. Have
How TikTok Tracks and Collects Data
"Take tick tock off your phone. Delete the app. There's one thing that came out of every panel. Take TikTok off your phone, delete the app. It collects data on you every day. Every place you go, every person you call every email you send every TikTok, you look at everything you pause over, every place you search from TikTok, and they don't, you know, they're not reading it in real time. They just keep a file on you. It's not that hard. And you are your children as well. So if you're a ten year old loves watching TikTok videos of people doing a baton practice, you think that's harmless. It's not. It will tell them a lot about it and they're not going to use it today. They may not use it to marvel when they come across your child in ten years. They'll go back and find the TikTok. Get it off of everyone's phone. They follow you around. I appreciate this to my son's fiance yesterday. Who enjoys your participation post on its just enjoy some of the video. They said, wait for people to send you the videos. Do not use the app. Do not use the app. Get rid of the app.
Twitter drama too much? Mastodon, others emerge as options
"With all the upheaval at Twitter after Elon Musk took over industry experts are providing suggestions for alternative social media sites As Elon Musk takes dramatic steps to overhaul Twitter prompting many subscribers to exit Mastodon has emerged as a FrontRunner among those ready to fly away from the Bluebird platform They're not tweets unmasked on their toots and it operates as a decentralized social network made up of independent servers that are able to connect Clubhouse is another It's an audio only app that lets you start or listen in on conversations about things like tech pro sports parenting and black literature tumblr and media are also options And also note that Gabor Shelley a Twitter and Google veteran has been working on an improved version of Twitter which might include text and TikTok style videos I Jackie Quinn
Madonna Has Gone Too Far
"Now, one formally great recording artist, and even an Italian icon. Who is an aging gracefully is Madonna. We got to talk about Madonna. If you caught wind of what she's been doing lately, yesterday she was twerking in like a bra and big panties. I don't fishnets. What is she doing? On TikTok, no less. A lot of fans are concerned. Disturbing social media posts. She's 64 now. She's running a black lace bra. Her tits never look bigger. What's going on that you get them done too? Black lace bra, black high waisted underwear and fishnet tights as she danced to a song LSD and after she stayed under the camera for the first few seconds, she began to jiggle her waist and at one point adjusted her underwear and she stuck her tongue through her lips and licked her lips and she shot her bubble butt and began twerking. I swear to God she looked like if you asked your mother, hey mom, do you know how to twerk? That's what that's about how non sexy look. And I don't care who you mother looks like. She's still a mom. So fans started posting stuff right away. And I'm glad to say fans are now doing the same thing with Britney's posts on social media to fucking dance clips, for turning and turning sweating and sweating the same makeup, the old hair extensions, and this fucking Sam asghari filming her. I think he's filming it. He knows she's doing it. He hears the music on, but he's too busy downstairs in the weight room. It's just disgusting. But fans, I was the only one giving her shit, and I was telling everybody, you're gonna kill this person. They're all, you look great queen. Yes, queen. I'll bring you we love you, and I'm like, you're gonna kill her. Don't do this to her. She looks like shit. This is nonsense. She's nuts. Now more people are saying that now. I'm glad. She is nuts. So people jumped on Madonna. This is not the Madonna I know. Someone staged an intervention. I feel like everything I've ever known is just one big lie. This is soul crushing. But not a blink if you need help. You're starting to scare me now. Madonna doesn't exist anymore. I haven't a clue who this person is.
How to read your social media feeds on Election Day
"U.S. voters who rely on Twitter TikTok Facebook and other platforms to learn about election results may wind up encountering misinformation There's a lot of useful information on social media but it is still like the wild wild west on some sites And the dean of the annenberg school for communication says the Internet allows people to create their own evidence from scratch and then spread it to millions of others In Georgia two years ago there was a water leak and a ballot counting site that triggered rumors of ballot rigging in Arizona officials giving voters a choice of pens set off unfounded suspicions Tips for vetting election information include using official sites and remembering that election rules can vary from state to state I'm Jackie Quinn
Your Vote Does Matter
"We've got a generation of kids I heard last night a generation of kids here and China the next generation of some report on 60 minutes about social media from that social dilemma of course it was meant to imply that right wingers are all it's all crap It's always an agenda there But it was interesting one part the social dilemma guy He said at one point he said you know they took a poll of some younger kids in China and then career they all wanted was astronaut Then they took the same poll here in the career they wanted was influencer The influencer you had our grandparents again storming Omaha beach fighting Nazis at 18 and 20 We've got a bunch of kids on TikTok watching dog videos man or worse You want this No you don't No no you don't Many of you are out there running many of you are out there waving signs you're running yourself you're knocking on doors there are going to be races all over the country at the county level At the state level there are going to be races all over the country I promise you decided by a thousand votes or less Don't tell me your vote doesn't matter Your country doesn't Yes your vote does matter Your vote does matter Folks you can't let this happen
"tiktok" Discussed on Social Media Marketing Podcast
"Be joined by Kenya Kelly if you don't know who Kenny is, you need to know Kenya. She's a TikTok strategist and consultant who helps female coaches and course creators generate more leads and sales with TikTok. She's hosted the kina Kelly podcast and her course is called monetized the talk. Kenya, welcome back to the show. How are you doing today? I am doing good, excited about all things TikTok again. I'm super stoked to have you back on the show. And what we're going to do today, Kenya and I are going to explore how to grow more influential with TikTok. So my first question, Kenya, is there still a lot of influencers that are creating content, maybe their podcasters, maybe their YouTubers, maybe they're all in on Instagram or content creators, but they're not yet on TikTok. Why should they consider TikTok? They've been resisting it for some reason. Tell them what's waiting for them. For sure. So I know that most people resist the taco. They still think that it's just a goopy platform where you have to point dance and all that. But when I look at TikTok, it really is magnifying your message a lot faster. You've got millions and millions of people who have maybe left Facebook or spend less time there. Less time on Instagram and they're spending all this time on TikTok, just scrolling because one, it makes them feel good when they are watching these videos. The algorithm is really, really, really targeting them with the content that they really like. So as a creator and business owner, if you start putting your content there, the algorithm is going to figure out who you are and start showing it to people that are interested in a way that no other social media platform is really doing right now. Yeah, and one thing that it doesn't do that YouTube does do really well is really pay influencers, right? So you don't go on there with the hope that you're going to grow a big channel and then all of a sudden you're going to get a lot of money from TikTok. You've got to have another reason to go out there. Is that a fair assessment? Yeah, I think that the TikTok creator fund type of thing is very, very, very bad. They have the ads since YouTube, but it's bad. They have a creator marketplace with brands. That's really bad. So the way TikTok pays is awful. But if you have your own product or service or you know how to get with brands, it's the perfect place for it. Let's assume that everybody who's listening to this is interested in growing a business, not just creating fame, if you will, right? So let's assume we're talking into creators influencers and marketers that work for businesses. How do they need to be thinking about TikTok through what frame or lens, you and I talked about some really fascinating stuff when we were preparing for this. So I would love you to kind of help the marketers that are listening and kind of understand how they ought to look at TikTok uniquely. So when I look at TikTok, I always call it Super Bowl Sunday. And when you think about Super Bowl Sunday, we all get ready for the big game. And millions of people are sitting in front of their TVs watching the big game, but we know Budweiser's getting ready to show up. And Doritos is getting ready to show up. Well, you've got millions of people who have decided that TikTok is their place for entertainment now. Less on Netflix, less on TV. And so we, as marketers, have an opportunity to present ourselves like this is Super Bowl Sunday, every time we create an ad or video on the TikTok platform because TikTok is going to target them with our content. And if we really just look at what is happening, I always tell people that every social platform has completely changed to mere TikTok. And it's not just because they want to spend millions of dollars to change their platform. No, it's because that is how people are consuming content and TikTok is the market leader for not only short video, but how people want to be entertained today. Okay, you're freaking some people up by saying Super Bowl Sunday because a lot of people when they think of Super Bowl Sunday, they think of really hilarious ads that cost millions of dollars to create, right? So that's not what you're implying. You don't have to be funny. Is that correct? So what is it about the Super Bowl Sunday? Is it just the entertainment side of it or what is it exactly? It just so I understand that. So when I think about it, it is like, okay, so with the Super Bowl, not everybody's into football. But we still watch the game, right? And so a person logs on to TikTok and says, all right, I'm going to scroll and see what's happening on TikTok. They watch one cat video. Now as another cat video. Now it's a turkey doing something, right? And they're there, this thing, all this time, just being entertained there. And you get this opportunity where you're looking for the stay at home mom who wants to be a social media manager and you can quote unquote target her with your content that is relatable. Doesn't mean it has to be funny. Does it mean it has to be goopy, but you're presenting it in a way that's very sure and very quick. Facebook typically we do these long live streams or like a podcast, which is like 30 to 45 minutes. But you get this really bite sized opportunity to speak to that, you know, single or stay at home mom who wants to get into social media marketing in a creative fashion. Again, it doesn't mean you have to be goofy. It's just creative. Speaking of creative, you and I talked a little bit about how this could help the business be a lot more creative. Talk to me about this a little bit. Yeah, so when I think about a lot of companies and corporations, for the most part, there is a way that the brand is supposed to behave, which makes perfect sense. But a lot of times, right now, it's kind of boring. And if people are bored with your message, guess what they're going to do, they're going to go away from it, especially as it pertains to social media. But TikTok is giving a brand an opportunity to be more of a personality and less of a corporate entity. And so what I mean by that is, there's a social media app. I won't mention the name, but the social media scheduling app that's on TikTok. And they are killing it in my opinion. They are extremely relatable with how people feel about creating content, how they feel about scheduling content, how they feel about their business. And every single time you watch one of their videos, it's on brand, it's not affecting how you see them. It's making you feel like, oh, who is this? And why are they doing this? Oh, I want to use them as my social media scheduling app. So it allows the brand to be less corporate and more relatable to the field. If that makes sense. Yeah, go ahead and mention the name because people are going to want to go figure out who the heck this company is. It's later. Okay. So later, I think, is a scheduling app that's similar to some of the other apps like hootsuite and Agora pulse. So what are they doing that makes it so relatable? Oh my goodness. Their videos are so amazing. I save them and I recreated myself. At this point, I think they probably have about 6 or 7 different people creating content for them and they will take a sound like from the TV show The Office. I don't I've never seen the show, but they'll take like little clips of something has said. And you hear the sound, you see the person on screen, mouthing the words, but there's different text on screen. And it's talking about like, I think Steve Carell, he's like, no, no, no God, please. But the text on screen is like, when you schedule the wrong link. When you send an email to a 100,000 people with the wrong link and everybody can relate to that from a business standpoint, but it's not outside of the bounds of there you have to go to HR. It's just creative and relatable. What about generating the leads? Is that even a possibility? Because it seems like everything on TikTok is so much about just exposure, right? Listen, I have someone on my that I've trained on TikTok. She, I mean, she gained about a 100,000 emails to her list in the last year and a half. One lady was able to get 20,000 people on her email list from
"tiktok" Discussed on Social Media Marketing Podcast
"One day I brought ten people on our team to help film. And one of them just couldn't help himself and started filming by himself saying, I'm in Jake Paul's house and all this stuff from an account that wasn't really anything. But he posted it on TikTok and the algorithm recognized that it was Jake Paul's house in the background, and so it started showing to people who were fans at video got millions of views and it got half a million people liking it. And I've seen that happen all the time where if you have something in the background, that's why I recommend the walk and talk videos. So whatever city you're in, make videos in front of a well-known monument or someplace like, oh, I've been to that park before. I eat it that way. I go to that coffee shop every morning. Or with other people like the mayor or the sports team or like something that's going to be familiar to people in your city and therefore you don't need to do all this weird interest targeting or whatever. Your video does the targeting because TikTok is doing the facial recognition and background. So let's say Mike and you're doing the podcast and you have books on a bookshelf in the background. You can be subliminal about the books you put in the background so that TikTok will kind of help you with the targeting. Have you heard of that before? No, that's crazy. Yeah, I don't think Facebook does that. Some friends at Google told me they're working on that. But I think TikTok's gone a little further than everyone else. Fascinating. Tennis, first of all, this is really, really interesting. We learned about spark ads, which I think the exciting take home on spark ads is that if I heard you correctly, you do not need to have any presence on TikTok at all. You can spin up and adds account. You can locate people that are organically creating content around your business and then you could reach out to them. Sounds like ideally, first of all, say, hey, thanks so much for representing the brand. Maybe offer them something. And then just say, hey, we'd love to take your content and give you some more exposure. Are you interested? And then boom, you could be off to the races. Actual customers and clients. That's the key.
"tiktok" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"You can access the new avatar feature by opening the TikTok camera and navigating to the effects section in the app and clicking on TikTok avatars. From there, you'll see a panel with template avatars. You can try out the template avatars or click new to create your own customized avatar. You can create your avatar by selecting from an array of hairstyles, accessories, piercings, and makeup. TikTok says it built the avatar feature to be inclusive from outfits to skin tones and hair color down to texture. Users can also try out the avatar voice effects to give a new voice to their avatar by choosing a voice style and speaking into the microphone. You can try out different voice styles and choose the one you like the most. Tapping on the different voice styles ads or removes them from your avatar. Once you're happy with your avatar, you can start recording videos. When you record a video, you can become your avatar as it mimics the way you move and follows your gestures. There's also a miniature avatar option where you can choose an avatar and add it to your video. You can adjust the size of the miniature avatar and place it anywhere on your screen. Users also have the option to change their miniature avatars reactions by Tapping the different expressions displayed on the screen. TikTok's new avatars can be compared to SnapChat's bitmoji feature, which has existed since 2016 and has been updated over the past few years. Among the various updates is bitmoji TV and the ability for users to play as their bitmoji in third party games. TikTok's new feature is also similar to meta avatars, which were in response to bitmojis, meta recently brought its avatars to Instagram and rolled out updated avatars to Facebook and messenger. The company also now allows users to bring the same avatar across all meta platforms, including VR, TikTok's avatars, can also be compared to apple's memoji end quote. Rolling out globally today to.
"tiktok" Discussed on Social Media Marketing Podcast
"So they give you a cool little trend to jump on. You could be funny all of a sudden. You know, something kind of rude to say, like, most people aren't that funny. They might think they're funny, but in terms of creating videos that are hilarious, it's hard, but if you jump on a trend, all of a sudden, you're kind of a comedic genius all of a sudden, 'cause you just know how to use a trend. Yeah, 'cause you have permission to trust something, 'cause you're just modeling somebody else, right? Yeah, so if you can jump on a trend, jump on a trend 100%. If it makes sense. I mean, obviously don't do a trend if it's gonna make your business look bad or it doesn't feel natural to you or if it doesn't feel good to you. You know, I would never want you to do a trend just for the sake of doing a trend. But if it's applicable and it's fun and you can tell your story, jump on it because more likely than not, you're probably going to tell a better story through that trend than what you could possibly do by sitting there and be like, what's a funny punchline? That's going to talk about their pain point and their ideal outcome. I don't know. It's the same thing too without even trying. The stitch feature, the duet feature on TikTok, there are all these features that help you tell a better story for people who don't know what a stitch is. You just take a piece of a clip from another part of a video, you put it to the beginning, and you're almost doing some sign of social commentary. Very simple, very easy. Again, most people I think think that TikTok's favorite in that, but it's like, no, they gave you a really good intro and a really good premise as a quick example of that. It was probably my favorite..
"tiktok" Discussed on ICYMI
"And we're back. Earlier this month, chesley Kris died by suicide after jumping from a building in Manhattan. The attorney and 2019 miss USA winner turned extra correspondent also had a really active TikTok account with hundreds of thousands of followers. I didn't actually follow her account and had never seen any of her videos before. But the very day after she died, TikTok showed me the last video she posted on the app and it's a video of her holding up this cute little box of M and ms, their pink and white, and they have her face printed on them real tiny. I also hadn't followed her until after the news of her death started taking over the app, but Madison, you wrote a piece about this, right? Yeah, I did. And we'll link it in the show notes. I found myself watching that final video and many of her other videos over and over again. Sort of just almost instinctively scanning, watching, you know, looking for answers, right? I think that's a really natural human response to an unanswerable situation, you know? The question of why, which of course, there is no answer in those videos. There is only popular TikTok audios and smiles and makeup routines. That answer was never going to be there. But you're not the only person going to these videos for an answer. Yeah, that's right. As one does watching tiktoks write, I headed straight to the comments section. And first I found a lot of people who were also feeling those same feelings and I saw a lot of total strangers leaving morning notes of support for her family, and that felt right to me, but I also found an alarming number of comments from people who just wouldn't let go of that unanswerable question. I was also posing to myself. You know, strangers were coming to these videos and writing about how they were looking for clues, like this was some kind of true crime drama and not just an abject tragedy. Yeah, you mentioned this in your piece, some of the comments said things like, are they sure she wasn't pushed and there needs to be a full investigation on what really happened because something isn't adding up. She seemed truly happy and full of life. I mean, those are horrifying to me, and I think they connect really interestingly to what we were just talking about with mental health diagnoses on TikTok, right? All of those comments seem to willfully ignore what we know very, very clinically about depression in the way that it manifests. There's no one way for a depressed person to look, right? There isn't. If those comments kind of fly in the face of almost everything we know about depression, which is that it is very easy to have a high functioning depression to look as if you are not dealing with this really terrible thing. While feeling the complete opposite. And seeing observers taking what is a manufactured social media feed as gospel rather than what I'm assuming her family is saying is just really shitty. And it feels to me like the dark side of a very positive or healthy human experience, right? Grieving, collectively. That's a good thing. And the Internet provides a place for communities to be together who might not otherwise have been able to, and it is comforting, you know, even I'm a complete stranger, I am very sad about this woman's death in the way that I think any human who feels for any other human is, and it was nice to see comments from other people, especially I found myself thinking about any other person who might be struggling with depression or suicidal ideation who also might be watching these videos and looking in the comments and the idea that somebody might see a note from a stranger offering support imploring them to stay here on this earth life's better with you here. That kind of stuff really warms my heart. And I think is what keeps me coming back. Frankly, to an app like TikTok as we talk about all of these sort of toxic elements. I mean, this isn't the same, but I remember in 2020 after George Floyd died and there was the height of the pandemic gathering inside wasn't saved. No one was vaccinated. And the only option it felt like was to grieve online. And that was one of the only places I could process how angry and upset I was and know that other people were feeling the exact same thing. The thing that does become a little tricky though, right, is this same feeling of hyper familiarity. Also creates a very toxic idea that this and we are speaking now specifically about chesley Kris, that this community knows better or knows more, knows something that the people who actually knew this woman do not. Chris mother, April simpkins said in a statement that, quote, in her private life, she was struggling with high functioning depression, which she hid from everyone, including me, her closest confidant until very shortly before her death. So that means Chris family who are right now experiencing the worst thing that could happen to a person, they're willing to accept how their loved one died. TikTok won't, but they do. And here is where TikTok's algorithm comes in. Because instead of quashing these conspiracy's, the conjecture and positing and hypothesizing that goes on in these comments sections only makes these videos float up to the surface. Only make it come across people's FYP like Madison. It's totally drama fueled and the really most obvious in recent comparison. Is, of course, Gabby petito. If you haven't had our episode from September about that, I mean, we did it, but I can not highly recommend it enough. In the weeks immediately after potatoes disappearance, theorizing on TikTok about potato became an entire genre. One that was like a very good growth hack if you were starting up a TikTok account about true crime, which is a gross way to think about it. But also not a terribly new idea. I was thinking, I was trying to think of the biggest or earliest example of this happening online. And 9 11 springs immediately to mind, right? We toss around the phrase jet fuel can't melt steel beams as a dark joking meme on the Internet, right? But the thing is that started out as a way of manipulating tragedy for Internet attention. In these kinds of conspiratorial attention grabbing pieces of content, they use tragedy for clicks, are never really about getting answers or justice or peace for those who are suffering. Again, because the people using this for clicks have no way of knowing what the immediate survivors are defining as justice or peace. They're just using this tragedy for clicks. And this happens in really serious situations like the ones we've been talking about today, and also it happens on a really aggressive level, even in more mundane situations, I'm thinking about couch guy, you know, the time the Internet tried to ruin a man's life over the fact that he didn't get off the couch quick enough when his girlfriend came to visit, or more recently, when we talked about west elm Caleb on the show, a guy who was a kind of crappy dater in New York City and suddenly, I hate to use the word witch hunt, but that's kind of how I describe it. The Internet has really given people the power to find answers. And I think people now expect that they can find answers on the Internet if they just try hard enough. But that's not true. And sometimes there are no answers or sometimes the answer just isn't the one that you want. I'm still somewhat hopeful about the ways in which digital spaces are becoming more and more important to how we process grief. It's so powerful to be able to grieve in a community to mourn with other people. And I really do think that the more people who have access to that, all the better. I said it before, but in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, digital spaces were the only spaces that I had really to grieve. And the thing that gives me hope about those spaces is that they were moderated in some way. There was a common understanding of what was acceptable in those.
"tiktok" Discussed on ICYMI
"And it's Madison's favorite time of the year, Olympic season, you get it back to back, baby. I love the Olympics so much. I thought you're about to sing the genovian national anthem. The thing is I don't know any of the words after that, so I usually just switch to the Canadian anthem. It's just. Two words in the middle, and I usually just substitute in the Canadian national anthem. The reason we're talking about nationalism is because if the Olympic season and that's basically all it is is nationalism. Madison, you have a good time? Nationalism and athletic prowess yes, I'm having a great time. I love watching hot ripped people do hot rip people things. Though I do have one one gripe one request. What is it to stop the human rights abuses? Okay, I have two requests. What's the second one? No. I was angling for a feasible request. I think is implementable immediately. Okay, tell me about your incremental change. I think NBC should be required on the Chiron underneath the ice dancing pairs as they're skating to tell us if they're fucking or not. Or have got. Oh my God. I mean, it would be a service to us all. Just real journalism right there to know which one of these couples are actually couples. The other thing I keep waiting for is there hasn't really been a breakout TikTok star of these games. I've been thinking a lot about ilona mar, who was a U.S. women's rugby player. From the summer games, we definitely talked about her on the show back in the day. And though the U.S. women's rugby team didn't do so hot. She had a hell of a games. I mean, she got what she came for, which is a series of sponsorships, whether that comes from winning the game or winning TikTok. Does it really matter? It does not. The only thing that gives me comfort is the knowledge that TikTok's algorithm certainly knows me well enough that should a winter Beijing 2022 games star arise. They will be on my for you page. Absolutely without fail. Too sweet. It's actually not a bad intro to what we're talking about on the show today. TikTok's algorithmic assumption that it knows you better than you know you. You know how the app is if it's maybe say showing you nothing but content from hot queer women, you might be, well, a hot queer woman yourself. Hypothetically, I mean, you're not wrong. Am I getting content from hot clear women? Yes, am I now questioning everything about myself? Also yes. Does TikTok know something I don't know? Maybe. TikTok definitely thinks it knows something that I don't know. And that's great, except what we're going to talk about today is that it isn't always healthy revelations or lightbulb aha moments. These assumptions can actually be really dangerous. TikTok, the app and the apps community of users can not possibly correctly know everything about you. It is not psychic, according to Madison, it is not listening to you. Later in the episode, we'll be talking about how those assumptions went horribly awry in the true crime community this month after some people refused to accept the very real and very tragic death of a former miss USA as reality..
"tiktok" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"This week, Amazon launched a new app for its fire TV. One, you're probably familiar with from your phone, TikTok. Owners of fire TVs in the U.S. and Canada will no longer need to huddle around their phones to watch the latest viral dance videos. But can the TikTok experience survive the transition to TV? And why does the company want to move to a bigger screen in the first place? Joining us to discuss is our personal tech reporter Dalvin Brown. Thanks for coming on the show, Dalvin. Thanks for having me. So Dalvin, can you describe what this looks like for us? Yeah, well at face value, it looks a lot like the TikTok you might be used to. So when you launch the app by talking to Alexa, there are categories for different types of videos that you might be interested in viewing the app highlights, popular creators, you can sign into your TikTok account and have a really passive experience, flipping through content, but on your television. Okay, you say, a passive experience, but TikTok's kind of an active thing that people use. So what does it mean for moving between videos for that scroll that we're so familiar with with TikTok? Yeah, so that's really one of the biggest differences between TikTok on your phone and TikTok on a TV. TikTok is all about sort of mindlessly swiping through videos to discover new fun content. But on a TV, it feels more like flipping through channels. You're literally clicking a button on your remote to go from one video to the next. And it's something that people have been doing for years on other apps like YouTube or Facebook watch. But yeah, on the television, it feels more like TikTok one if you know what I mean. Are there other drawbacks as well apart from not really being able to scroll in the same way? Well, yeah, TikTok videos are shot vertically on the mobile app. And they take up the whole screen. But on a television, they take up just the center of the screen, and that leaves a lot of blurry, dead space. Also, on the mobile app, you can leave comments and live stream content from creators. You can search using a search bar and type in keywords for hashtags. You can't do any of that on the TV app. And obviously you can't create new content on a TV. You can't edit new content on a TV. So it's pretty pared down overall. What about TikTok's famous algorithm that's, you know, it's so good at learning what we like to watch and showing us more of that. How is that going to be affected by using it on a TV and possibly by multiple users on the same TV? Good question. Well, for one, you don't have to sign into stream content on TikTok on the television or on your mobile phone. But signing in is what gives you all those bells and whistles and videos catered to your interests. And so that's what a lot of people might want to do. The flip side of that, though, is that if you sign in on a communal screen like your family's living room TV, everyone gets to see the videos that you like. They get to see how the algorithm is personalized that content to you. And it might feel a little bit intrusive for some people. Right, TikTok gets to know us so well. Maybe we don't want some of our family members or housemates knowing us as well as that app does. Yeah, exactly. Okay, so that's what it looks like. But let's talk about why TikTok is doing this. Yeah, so TikTok says it's simply giving people AKA families, another way to stream its content. But what's also clear is that TikTok has a ton of users. It claims over a billion people. But most of them are teens and young adults. And being on a television screen exposes TikTok to parents and grandparents and perhaps other relatives who have not been so quick to download the mobile app known for teenagers dancing. So by having an app on a television that's a bit more approachable to some older audiences, some analysts say that TikTok is trying to poise itself to capture a broader audience. But what does that mean for its younger audience? I mean, I can't imagine a lot of teenagers really want to be sharing this content with their parents. Yeah, so I spoke to some teenagers and they all said they have no intentions on watching TikTok on the television. Some even said, what's the point when there's a TV in front of me? And I'm always on my phone anyway. So I don't know how many teenagers or how many typical TikTok users will cross over to television. But again, you know, it is an opportunity perhaps to expose the platform to people who haven't been won over just yet. What about Amazon TikTok's partner in doing this? It has the fire TVs. What does Amazon get out of it? Yeah, so I think Amazon's big, bid is to get its fire TV out there and have people talking about it. And to have some type of exclusive content for people to watch. And it's the first to launch TikTok on a television in the U.S.. And so I think bringing TikTok on and some of its other partners, it's attempting to differentiate itself from some of the other television companies out there. Have any other social media platforms, try this before? TikTok is not the first social networking site to launch an app for television. So Facebook does have Facebook watch where you can go and watch videos from creators or stream Facebook originals on your television. But one key difference here is that TikTok isn't looking at its app as a one off, or sort of a sidebar app. It's calling it TikTok. You can already like comments, see what comments other people have made on the platform. From your TV and there might be plans to integrate more social features over time as more people download the app. Before I let you go, I just want to talk about how TikTok is doing as a company. The founder of its Chinese parent company ByteDance stepped down as chairman and the new chairman and CEO is putting in place some structural changes. Can you just give us a sense of why the company is making these changes and if it will affect its presence in the U.S. or its users? Sure. So TikTok's parent company ByteDance has reorganized into 6 separate sections. And one of those sections TikTok will now control the mobile app and the brand's push into ecommerce outside of China going forward. What's not clear is what that means for TikTok users here in the U.S.. What is clear, though, is that TikTok has for some time tried to distance itself from Beijing. Partly due to perceived ties to the Chinese government and also some privacy concerns. Will that work? Only time will tell. All right, that was our personal tech reporter, Dalvin Brown. Thanks for joining us. Thank you. Before we go, one more reminder that we're taking listeners questions about the WSJ's Facebook file series. 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"tiktok" Discussed on Change Lives Make Money
"I'm just transitioned with my content again. And i'm doing a lot lot more on trainer stuff and i'm still doing skits but i think that what i'm trying to say here guys. Is that when something isn't working on your tiktok. A lot of guys are posting like thirty to forty tiktok videos in a road. Look all the same. And then they're not popping off and you're like your candidate to keep being consistent and like yes like consistency is key so if you are that person that's supposed to videos in a row that only have two interviews like give yourself a fucking pat on the back because a lot of people don't have the like the wherewithal to actually do that and push through and also guys we're going to post that much like fuck around with your content like do some different shit film with different angles right. Maybe you're so. Maybe you usually film really close to the camera. Why don't you back up so people can see your actual full-body always filming inside. Why don't you go outside and film right so like switch it up. Change it up like stop. Like being like one dimensional with your content. You always do serious shit. Why don't you try doing some transfer a little bit right. Try doing some trends. Do something different always doing trends and fucking try doing a comedy skit or things like right so you guys like don't be attached to one form of content creation and mike guys tiktok and they all look the fucking same change. It like do something different today. Let this be a wakeup call. This podcast to be like if you need to expand with content Write this down right fucking now that i will a new style video today something fucking different something completely different than usually do like let this be right now. This is the moment where you need to film a new style today to do something different. So today's going to be the fucking day that you do something different right okay. So the next tip that i have is related to that..
"tiktok" Discussed on Change Lives Make Money
"Immediate is going to bounce back and forth. I'm gonna to tell you what he's going to tell you one we're going to go back and forth and you guys are going to get some insight that will help you with your tiktok growth in this episode. So tiktok tip number one. Three hundred thousand follower tiktok tip number one is to model other creators. Now this is huge for me. And i know that i think has experienced this as well. I think that's actually where he got the info first tiktok. You can talk about that. Awesome so for me you guys. I'm going to be totally honest. I found a creator. That's absolutely fucking crushing. It in terms of like business. Coaching slash marketing and i model their content. So like i go to their page every fucking day and i'm just watching their videos mc watching the latest video that they're putting out and then i'm asking myself how can i make this appealing towards personal trainers. And sometimes i like like. I don't do it like it's not like i'm copying a video every single day from them but i'm modeling their content like i'm modeling the angle that they're filming from. I'm modeling the style of video that they're filming with on modeling the mood at filming their video. Wis i might use like. They do a trend. I might do the trend right. And so i'm modeling other creators right. I found somebody. It's fucking crushing it in the space in like the the marketing slash social media slash coaching space and i found the content. I fucking love it. They're crushing it. And it got more followers than meat. And so i modeled their content so modeling other content. You know other creators content is super fucking important and guys we've done episodes on this. There's a difference between modeling content and plagiarizing right so like i literally do the exact same fucking video with the exact same language as the other creator. That's plagiarizing really roasted by so many people on say there's literally create or on talk new maintenance act for that all the time and he doesn't care he's just copies other people but it's like that's not what you wanna do..
"tiktok" Discussed on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
"So it's like there's a lot of advice that people are gonna tell ya and That's where like this will. Tiktok thing came out where i started creating these skits of just funny things that i thought were kind of humor in the world Some some of them did well. And some of them flopped tremendously. And then you know the idea of pivoting to just helping people that's really been my goal in At least my whole career is how do i help people kind of empower them to do more. Like i think everybody is capable of doing so much in their lives like even from the position of being a developer or a program manager or a engineering. Or whatever like. I really believe that you know There's so much potential in everyone. And how do we help. Unlock that potential for each other. And that's why. I really liked this podcast. This whole idea is that empowering people to reach their financial goals but also hey there's more than just six figures as a developer right like there's a lot of rewarding things that you can get from this mentoring others and Helping people with their challenges. Like they're so much a reward that kind of came from that whole experiment tiktok. I learned about people. I never really thought existed I learned that challenges that people have with regards to learning to code It really honestly maybe of empathy for people. I don't know and With that also comes a lot of hate like a lot of people will tell you like who are you to tell me like you. Know this advice or You're just a privileged person or something and the it all kind of come back to experiences of like. Yeah you're right like i. You might have those experiences coming back of saying. I was really lucky when i was young. I got acquired a startup as really lucky with that to I worked for. Microsoft has really lucky with that as well. These are all really humbling but also Experiences that help you develop that empathy of seeing where other people are coming from. Some people. don't wanna learn to code because they they see this as like. Oh you had everything handed to you. But they don't see like all the work that went into it as well where i'd spend every single night you know learning about like authorization in espn right and so there's a lot of things that go into it. And i just thought this whole thing with tiktok was just a. It's just crazy. There's a whole upcoming generation of new developers. And i don't even think were really looking there. And there's so many people who grew up in building computers now gaming on computers and then all of a sudden they get the site interest of. Hey i i wanna make some money by doing something on the computer and programming becomes that natural next step like it did for me like i used to play video games when i was in junior high and high school and the next evolution of that was hey. Can i build a website for my guild. Or how do i build a program to match. My counterstrike matches like those. All kind of came from that natural curiosity. And i think i think we're.
"tiktok" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"All stuck inside. Let's let's do it tiktok. Yeah hey steven tyler. And adam levine. Get together on tiktok you think. Gen z israel. Into steven tyler. Yeah sure he. He appeals to oh generations. I wanna talk about. So we're we were talking about. I don't know what i wanna talk about. I know you're getting too excited. You're too worked up. This is what happens when you do a lotta research no challenges yourself take a deep breath. Porgy thoughts taking several deep. Those are free shallow. Should i talk about controversies him. Not not with like The the company with with tiktok irs themselves. Okay or i watched some tiktok in wrote down what videos the algorithm showed me scenario isn't going to be butts. No in fact not one was a but really yeah I'll tell you about the controversies man blood but this one. I think you'd be interested in to him. This I was gonna say woman. But i think i think she might have been literally a girl like a teenager. was heavily criticised a couple years ago because she posted a picture of herself riding a horse in the ocean and people who were very upset that it was. You know mean to the horse that that you can't get anywhere sweat yet. That's what it kinda was that then. Other like horse experts at the china and be like horses love swimming. It's fine it's good for them. What did they do to this girl for riding a horse in the water where they just roast dinner for having a horse no they were just they were trying to get our cancelled because of You know Being cruel to his hooves would get wet and cold visit like cold. Water like polar bear. No no no because like the girls. Legs were in the water. I think like you know she was. I mean the horse was in pretty deep wa thompson. Ever tell you about the time. When i was in a the sea and And you saw tim..
"tiktok" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Of course not. Hey you're too bad of a dancer. Well i don't think that they would be like he's got the wrong Tiktok app in the. He's really bad at dan It would be such a good danced him that anyone could do it but but when you see him do it. You wouldn't believe that they're doing it. Such a dance does not exist. Tim of for for our sake. I hope it doesn't so you can go live but you can also do a reaction videos and duets now. That's what's become like a big thing you got. You got people like john. Mayer As john mayer go and other Musicians being like. I'm going to play a little ref and you play along. Yeah and then you post the video and i get more views. This is a john mayer app after all. He's on their variously. He's count me out now. You don't have the app. i don't have the guy. I have downloaded. All the apps like i had snapchat like. What else was there Vine the ahead all the things in the house party and Down ahead on. I don't need to be a part of this. They don't want their way. Don't want me in their house party. A they want your views. Tim they want your eyeballs Eyeballs i have it but like i can't really imagine a situation where i would post too frequently or even at all i think. What about some of your dances here. I hadn't thought about showcasing. Some of my dances on there. Maybe do you have any signature. Dances space I'm i think probably every day. And i do is a signature. Dan yeah in that. It doesn't look like anything you've seen before. I've seen you dance at lake weddings and stuff and it seems like you go into a little bit of a and yeah like you start you stare into the middle distance like you got your your your face. Just go slack. Yeah and will. Usually if i'm dancing. It's because i'm very drunk. Yeah and i know that's case for a lot of people but for me that's like the only case in which i'm dancing as it'd be very drunk then i'll i'll dance all night and I'll i'll dance like nobody's watching. Unfortunately as we all are z. Hanger great answer the well. Thank you tim reacts. In going live that those are the big. so tell me more about the reacts. So that's like you can Post say you post video. And you're like tim talk era make breakfast. I can then react to that and be like look at this fucking idiot. Megan breakfast yeah right now. And that will and and people see both right. So gen z Do they use it..
"tiktok" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Twenty now i told you about the the little clips you can put up on tiktok But there's other things that make this platform somebody unique. Well you can go live but a lot of apps ally. It'd go live now. have you ever gone. Live live from the scene in any apps. A one time joined somebody else's instagram laugh. Like de beamed in. Oh yeah.
"tiktok" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"The case that the that it was organized on tiktok it was but there's no hard evidence of like and that's where a million people came from like. Certainly some people did it. And maybe a million people did do but there's really not is basically like tiktok with that idea is spread it around and then took credit when it happened but like there's not an official rain but then after that donald trump wanted to get rid of tiktok is like you know somebody told him obviously like this is what happened and he was like well. Let's ban that app. Do you remember this though. This really weird where it's like walmart's gonna by the app or like microsoft. Yeah they they. It is an executive order. Yeah i think so. That basically said you'll have to shutdown operations in the us unless a us company buys you. Yeah and to be clear like they. They of course have like offices. I think they're in santa monica. You know they have offices in america. It's not like everybody that works for. This app is over in china right See ad they wanted to go to an american parent company which is the just like a very weird thing in tiktok did the smart thing. It seems which was just wade out. The clocked is be like yep were still looking they like sign some weird deal deal with oracle for like but it was like oracle was just gonna like hosted content. And it's like oh that's but that's what oracle does i think they'd probably already had to deal with oracle. Yeah i mean oh this i. It seemed like a distraction. If we're being honest oh absolutely yeah In making the front page of the newspapers. Yeah guys it's just an app for nano gen z singers. Yeah it was a weird thing too because then all the stuff was going around about like oh amazon. Employees aren't allowed to have it on their phones. And yeah they made it seem like a big national security risk and basically you know people that know about this kind of actually know about this kinda stuff had to come out and be like guys. The tiktok app is not hacking your phone. They're not so yun. We'll basically they were like the tiktok. App is not hacking your phone because if it were and they got caught then of course that would be a big deal and it would get banned and everything and then they would lose something way more valuable which is controlling the american public through talk through the algorithm. What's being show you bring this up all the time about influencing the public through curious. Yeah well no no. Not even the all talk specifically. Whoa whoa in. What ways do you see that actually have. I don't know if it actually is happening. Well actually like like what is what is a way in which you in vision. It could happen. That would be detrimental to american. Society will alarmist there while there is like tiktok has a way laxer policy around like misinformation than facebook or twitter. Youtube does So a lot of Fringe stuff that's been Banned from those other platforms is still going around on tiktok. Yeah but don't you think people should be free to do their own research. I think it's dangerous to lead people down rabbit holes. And that's i mean that's problem with all these algorithms that they're all like oh you like that. How about this and all the sudden. You're just watching Alex jones yeah. You're you're just getting further and further you know Down the down the rabbit hole..
"tiktok" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Yeah i have a channel that just shows a white background with a word in black and it says that word I say that word a few times and that's my youtube content produced just like thousands and thousands and presumably. That's the kind of thing where you can't get in on it now like me and you can start a youtube pronunciation channel. You wouldn't join a work ethic to do it. Yeah that's really what it is right that you would just have to have like an insane work to build up a big cattle. You need to pride yourself on accuracy. Which again not that. There's one that's fake. We could do one. That's you know like some of these aren't real but through no fault of our own little disclaimer. Not trustworthy individuals to doyenne run it. The app is very similar and like the logo looks the same but it is completely separate servers. So if you're on tiktok you're not gonna see random You could well actually no as reading that like you. Can't us tiktok in china okay. And they've they've actually been like cracking down on that a lot uae. Why is it Because the chinese government doesn't yeah they. They've got the the great firewall they don't want people seeing Seeing stuff that they are not vetting yeah same reason they should just vetting this show. They might enjoy this show. Yeah oh nazi nari. Talking about us. Being banned china's you think like some government officials should be sitting in a room somewhere listening that each episode seem. Hey pretty sweet gig if you ask me. Do you know anything about podcasting. Your china no not really a little bit. It's like a very weird different thing but there's tons of money in it but it's because it's all like learning based. Yeah like lots and lots of people. Listen to Chinese podcasts in china the to learn things so yeah you're right but there would be a good market for us to get in there. Yeah so This is my challenge to you. Chinese government listen to this show every week and then Have the have the be brave enough to release it to the masses to the pl. Hey we did our part we rewarded and put it out now. Do your part now up to the balls in china. Yeah tweet find out that somebody does listen to every episode every week there right. Nope absolutely not. They desperately want want this show to be released. Their they do. yeah. I hope for it every single week. So there's like like. I mentioned it's owned by a chinese company. There is all this nonsense last year about that. Because a bunch of tiktokers took credit for Like signing up for a donald trump rally then was like you know very poorly attended but they thought like oh million. People tried to sign up. There's no evidence really that that.
"tiktok" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"And i just can't like figure out how to get back into my account now you just log in Logging on the website or in the complicating. I had to have my grandson. Walk me through that You're saying what you know about tiktok. Here's what i know. Okay Number one. This was by the way sorry. I know i'm interrupting you but this is one of the topics were like. People have suggested this a lot over the last couple of years and we finally did it. And then like as i'm reading about it on my couch tim's nyc and read anything about tiktok. I've i know with tiktok is well. Then how come. You're not telling us tim. I've been giving you for ten minutes to tell me. What ticks me. If i've ever been up in a biplane for for some reason. Well yeah because that would be a great place to post a tiktok from would be. Yeah you get a you may go viral that way. I'm not look. I think you think. I'm going to be like i don't know what it is. It's too complicated. I don't understand it and it's stupid. Yeah i the its share. Short form videos and And it's got an interface. I would probably confuse may of never downloaded the app. But it's not for me it's targeted at a younger generation and The primary users are younger than me. And i'm happy. Yeah they they I remember like an if you beat me and tax into starting to fight with gen z. To be part of our. He'll turn o- will turn against you. That doesn't seem wise from a financial perspective. Tom Maybe it will be. Maybe like some tiktokers will post stuff about us and now help us go of iraq. It only anything to do with anyone posting anything about it. Yeah you more or less. Got it right as far as like how the app works. I feel like a few years ago. They served gaining. How apps work all right grandson using never be easy. Never have to like swipe. I don't know god other screen to the left and the right of the main screen. She's you know is just like the screen goes up and down and that's it and then one day they're like this on this app. Swipe over there is a whole other world to the land left right. Yeah and then you're like how do i get to the settings you've gotta go into a different screen and then i mean that's pretty standard but tiktok is definitely that way where you're it's a never ending stream videos that you're swiping up in down on basically you're swiping up to get to the next one. Maybe swipe down you'll go back to the last one all right cool so like every other thing ever world at. I'm saying as of a few years ago when when they changed all the apps around. Okay yeah this is how you explained. Tiktok in general is a video and down for the last thirty s the basics. At first tim before i get into the the finer points Fifteen seconds to one minute clips. Some people can post three minute clips. According to what. I read it might be one. Everybody might be able to post three minute clips now and i just We would what are the limits. Fifteen seconds ed. I think it has to be at least fifteen seconds But as long as three minutes two and a half vines. It's gotta be at least yes. And that's that's really where i feel like Tiktok came into its own since vine went away. Yeah his tiktok so older right. Like tech was around and like twenty sixteen. I think maybe that's not. Yes yes you're right..
"tiktok" Discussed on Building an Indie Business
"Click seems to be the instagram's fashion Purchasing to tiktok immersive and interactive lifestyle purchasing That's the way. I viewed it microsoft being the largest hosting provider in the country in the world And the security level the Financial end user data it can collect the ability for it to process payments invoices receipts Returns and have the data on each user is very important right. So you have microsoft's infrastructure because remember you just lost bytedance's walmart ability to provide you any type of any form of materials whether be clothing or flowers right on On mother's day or something that are advertising. There's another revenue stream there. And if we consider the size of walmart and then consider the millennials and gen z the. Don't shop at walmart but onto. I see it being humongous if worked out correctly. Potential revenue Net revenue creation revenue Innovation in a sense that walmart can put itself back on the map. Get itself acquainted with the younger milady. Old z audience and start to analyze. What's products are actually being Being pursued being cooked on what are the average ages of each product I believe that's weird walmart. Got itself involved. I believe that. That's how Continues to grow and earn significant significant amounts of revenue outside of the typical show platform Hyped up valuations and Crazy multiples on on revenue. I think tiktok is much stronger. Case for whether it's public or eight. Become a subsidiary of amazon walmart a major retailer while keeping all of its social and ecological computing capabilities and operations separate. They may be able to have a basically. Let's call it the modern day. Target the got everything pending upon. What kind of style. You're in what budget you have. But it's right at your fingertips and you could see who else you know. Like respected admire highs. That exact item. And that's the single greatest incentive to buy the strongest buyer of comes from word of mouth marketing. Yeah and then. Another thing with walmart is a of trying to buy something online. Like over the holidays. And i noticed that the these weren't products like when i looked when i searched for these weren't products that were being sold only by walmart. There were.