TikTok is a Chinese social network of short videos that became popular among young people in Brazil and the world. With over 1.5 billion downloads, the ByteDance app allows users to publish fun videos of up to 15 seconds and edit in various ways, including music in the background, speeding up or slowing down and placing filters.
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Since it gained public taste, the app available for Android and iPhone (iOS) has collected curious and controversial facts, including songs that have become "hits", accounts fake with verification stamp and several challenges. Below is a list of the TechTudo with five unusual things involving TikTok.
Senseo between famous and influencers, TikTok has had more than 1.5 billion downloads Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudo
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1. Account fake from Kendall Janner
Last week, the app got busy after the creation of an account model and entrepreneur Kendall Janner, a member of the famous Kardashian family. After the first post, a photo of Jenner in front of a bathroom mirror, the account attracted more than half a million followers and received the TikTok "verified" seal.
It turns out that, after scouring the model's old posts, the portal Business Insider ended up discovering that the profile was false. Less than 24 hours after creation, TikTok informed the vehicle that it "removed the account as a precaution".
Conta fake published photo and video of Kendall Janner on TikTok Photo: Reproduo / TiTok
2. Old Town Road music was hit on TikTok
The hit "Old Town Road" by American rapper Lil Nas X in partnership with country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, another "case"of TikTok's success. First published as a joke by the rapper himself in the app, the music fell on the taste of young people and soon gained other platforms.
In the published video, Lin Nas and other friends drank a drink called "Yee Yee Juice" and automatically turned into cowboys, which quickly became a challenge for followers.
Rapper Lil Nas X released excerpts from Old Town Road at TikTok Photo: Reproduo / TikTok
3. Americans and the Portuguese "wrong"
Another unusual fact of TikTok is that the Brazilian music David, by the singer and composer Clia, went viral among the foreign users of the application but not in the correct way. It turns out that the Portuguese song was included in the single Opaul, by rapper Freddie Dredd, popular in the app.
Without understanding the excerpt "Oh David / Won't / Now that this sound is getting good, some Americans have replaced" Won't Go "with" Love, I know "(" love, I know ", in free translation), with similar pronunciation, but with very different meanings, the passage became so popular that even Dredd, author of the song, started to joke and started to replicate the content.
4. Puzzle challenge
Classic game and very popular in the past, puzzles are gaining strength again due to social networks. That's because influencers from Instagram, YouTube and mainly from TikTok decided to replicate their experiences with the pieces.
The fashion among users of the app will watch videos in which people complete the last piece of giant jigsaw puzzles with thousands of pieces. Only on the Chinese app, videos marked with #jigsawpuzzle have been watched more than 1.3 million times.
5. Boosting old music
In addition to helping to popularize new music, as was the case with Lil Nas X's Old Town Road, TikTok has also been providing a different phenomenon: classic and successful songs in other generations are coming back into the spotlight thanks to the app.
Old Mariah Carey songs are back in the spotlight with TikTok Photo: Reproduo / TikTok
One of the main beneficiaries was Mariah Carey, who had hits like "Obsessed" and "Mr. Sandman" back on the charts due to videos of users dubbing the songs or even creating memes to the sound of Mariah's songs.
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