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TikTok: The App That Turned Us Into Dancing Zombies

You Would Probably Prefer To be on TikTok Right Now

By Kirstie Kinnaird

Image Credits: Nordskov Media

In a world where social media reigns supreme, one app has risen above the rest, capturing the hearts and minds of an entire generation. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the phenomenon known as TikTok – the app that has transformed us into a generation of dancing zombies.

Gone are the days of meaningful conversations and intellectual pursuits. Thanks to TikTok, we now spend our precious time perfecting the art of lip-syncing to catchy tunes and attempting gravity-defying dance moves. Who needs to read books or engage in stimulating discussions when you can spend hours scrolling mindlessly through an endless stream of 15 second videos? Who needs school when TikTok teaches you how to whip up a five-star meal in your dorm room with nothing but a microwave and a microwave safety cup? Forget Gordon Ramsey; your spaghetti and ketchup masterpiece is the pinnacle of gastronomy, thanks to the wise TikTok gurus who guide you through it. In this brave new world, TikTok’s irresistible pull has made us dance to the tune of simplicity, leaving behind the symphony of depth and intellect that once enriched our lives. As the world around us sways to the rhythm of this social media giant, we are left to wonder, is this the age of the dancing zombies, or are we simply dancing to the beat of a new digital drum?

TikTok has become the ultimate influencer, shaping our tastes, preferences, and even our self-worth. Want to know what’s cool? Just check TikTok. Want to learn a new dance routine? TikTok has you covered. Want to witness the latest viral challenges that will make you question humanity’s sanity? Well, you guessed it – TikTok is the place to be.

But let’s not forget the profound impact TikTok has had on our attention spans. Remember when we used to watch movies that lasted for hours? Now, anything longer than a minute feels like an eternity. Thanks to TikTok, we’ve become experts at consuming bite-sized content, leaving us with the attention span of a goldfish. Why spend time engaging in meaningful face to face conversations when you can watch a never-ending loop of funny animal videos instead? Your real-world connections can wait, while you indulge in the endless scroll in your bed letting the day pass by, searching for the mythical For You Page jackpot.

And let’s not overlook the fact that TikTok has turned us into a generation of wannabe influences. Suddenly, everyone believes they have what it takes to become the next big thing. We’ve all vying for those precious likes and followers, desperately seeking validation from strangers on the internet. Who needs real-life accomplishment

Many people agree with how helpful TikTok is, including helping them answer questions they need an answer to. Thanks to TikTok, I can now answer life’s deepest questions with absolute confidence. Like how to fold a fitted sheet? Or is Pluto a planet?

TikTok has managed to turn an entire generation into short-form content connoisseurs, mastering the art of the quick fix and the catchy tune. Traditional learning and meaningful experiences are overrated anyways. So, embrace the hilariously bizarre world of TikTok, put on your best dance moves, and get ready to lip-sync your way into the hearts of followers and friends. After all, as they say, if it's not on TikTok, did it even happen?


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