We live in a world with continuous innovation and the constant need for entertainment at the touch of our fingertips. With new apps and social networks emerging all the time it can be challenging to always know what’s cool, so we’re keeping you in the know and breaking down 4 trends taking over the internet right now.
Is TikTok the next vine, or something even bigger?
Although the characteristics of the apps seem similar, TikTok offers a variety of stickers, filters, and effects which enhance the videos. Due to its popularity in China, TikTok currently has 500 million active users, more than double Vine at its peak. The app has been downloaded more than 80 million times in the United States and its accelerating popularity is heavily attributed to celebrities promoting the app, like Jimmy Fallon who uses TikTok for a video submission segment during the Tonight Show.
TikTok user @djtaylortot was mesmerized by slowly spinning food in his microwave, so he recreated the movement, but instead of food, he used his body. The TikTok video uploaded by @djtaylortot shows him spinning slowly on the ground to the song “Slow Dancing in the Dark” by Japanese music artist Joji and has quickly racked up nearly 33,000 views and 67,000 likes.
It didn’t take long for the video to be discovered and now everyone is uploading videos doing their own version of the “microwave challenge”.
“Git Up” Song Challenge
Step aside Old Town Road, the latest country-rap hybrid is taking the TikTok world by storm. Chris Brown released “The Git Up” on SoundCloud in late April, but its popularity is truly credited to the video-sharing app.
After the single got over three million streams on Spotify, Brown released a YouTube video with country star Lainey Wilson demonstrating the dance and which has flooded TikTok with thousands of “Git Up” Cong Challenge videos.
If you haven’t noticed the kids in your life suddenly kicking random bottles around, start paying attention. The goal of the latest viral challenge, the bottle cap challenge, is to untwist the loosely closed cap with a spin kick, without moving the bottle itself.
Of course, this is all filmed in slow-motion. UFC pros made it seem like a piece of cake yet like with any challenge TikTok-ers execute with professional precision.