They have ADS? Oh lord haha. I got on while Vine was still running as a possible replacement app (it was still musically). Their camera is pretty good — better than Instagram’s, although the community is mostly Dubsmash type imitation, ironic meme jokes (usually mild bullying but mostly all in fun), and short vlogs. Oh, and thousands of 4th – 6th graders dating. Lord. emos-in-training, furries-in-training, gamer memers-in-training (the furry vs gamer mock war is finally dying down) and throngs of kids and teenagers practicing “s ex y da n cing”. I wouldn’t want to be the censors. Anyway, all I ever do is post occasional memes I find and do mass likes on anybody who likes/comments on my stuff. It’s definitely not facebook.

They have ADS? Oh lord haha. I got on while Vine was still running as a possible replacement app (it was still musically).

Their camera is pretty good — better than Instagram’s, although the community is mostly Dubsmash type imitation, ironic meme jokes (usually mild bullying but mostly all in fun), and short vlogs.

Oh, and thousands of 4th – 6th graders dating. Lord.

emos-in-training, furries-in-training, gamer memers-in-training (the furry vs gamer mock war is finally dying down) and throngs of kids and teenagers practicing “se xy danci ng”.

I wouldn’t want to be the censors.

Anyway, all I ever do is post occasional memes I find and do mass likes on anybody who likes/comments on my stuff.

It’s definitely not facebook.

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From Aug – Nov 18, the “ironic tiktoks” were a lot of fun but it’s now absorbed into TikTok culture and ironic tik toks are considered a “dead meme” by the greater meme community..

Still, while it was a big thing, everybody would try to top everybody else in trying to be “offensive”.

It’s usually the same two dozen song clips with movements to copy and modify.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLk629R3oG0

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yeah – and these kinds of these, which I think is sweet for the younger kids on there (the 1st-4th graders) are positive motivational things like this. (which are the very things the “dank memers” were mocking, not realizing that mocking is _also_ a part of tik tok culture already).

So, it’s more about copying / lipsyncing / acting (short plays) than wholly original content like Vine. You find the 15s clip you want to imitate and do something with it, basically.

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I love subcultures and online is a fantastic place to explore.

In news-cycle driven life, you get a limited set of meme choices. Left-wing news or right-wing news, basically. In those two categories, you find a bunch of stuff, but they all bounce off each other within their own subcultures.

But online communities not centered around “what stupid thing did THEY do today?” there’s a greater variety of stuff going on.

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If you have an issue with that entire industry, that’s fine. But I see nothing special that warrants singling out this one.

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