Only a few years ago, coincident with the worldwide boom of Tik Tok, it was enough to take a quick glance to realize that the popular Chinese social networking site was mainly frequented by a forest of kids: dancing, lip-synching and bizarre stories were the daily bread of a multitude of youngsters. Today, boomers have also landed on Tik Tok, which has made the platform a much more different place.
The term boomer is used by teenagers to describe their parents, usually aged 40 and over, who are, so to speak, a bit ‘out of touch’, namely unaccustomed to ever faster modernity. And yet they are the ones who have invaded Tik Tok, bringing a wide range of singular behaviors, ranging from a grotesque youthfulness to a seriousness that clashes with the lightness of the platform.
Therefore, in this article we are going to see what are the useful tips for all boomers who decide to try their hand at Tik Tok, suggesting what and how to record in order to feel fully part of this channel avoiding embarrassments.
How to be interesting by curating your content
Every self-respecting Tik Toker knows that he has 59 seconds to express himself: if this does not seem to be enough, it is only because he is not yet used to it. The Chinese social network is all about speed of use, offering short contents that pass one after the other without interruption. It therefore becomes imperative to be interesting and optimize your videos: to do so, just follow a few simple recommendations.
First of all, make sure that the recorded content does not exceed one minute so as not to be abruptly cut off; to improve the quality, you can choose from the many special effects that can be applied (lights and filters, sound effects, etc.); to make the stories even more pleasant and enjoyable, background music is a good thing; to reach as many users as possible, choosing the most suitable hashtags is very important, but you must remember to avoid a long list of random words; to record a video without pressing buttons so as not to be in the foreground, Timer mode is available.
What attitudes to adopt when creating videos
One of the negative effects of social networks is the insistence on commenting on everything, often without having the expertise: expressing one’s opinion does not always make sense and often controversy is unnecessary. The suggestion is therefore to voice one’s opinions only on topics that really interest one, keeping in mind that Tik Tok is a platform devoted to fun and levity.
Social media are also powerful tools for improving skills and expanding knowledge, and in this Tik Tok is no exception. Educational and informative content is now all the rage, veritable video mini-pills where people show off their abilities, give advices, professional lectures and so on.
The platform offers practically everything: photographers, teachers, dancers, personal trainers, nutritionists, chefs, lawyers, psychologists, craftsmen and all sorts of specialists. In short, it is very easy to find ways to exploit its potential and improve your skills through fitness and yoga classes, cooking and language courses and much more.
How to increase your followers
Often, one of the typical attitudes of boomers is to adapt to the demands of the very young, at the risk of being out of place: the very sophisticated Tik Tok algorithm is in fact based on interests and followers, so by following your children or their friends there will be a collection of content that has little to do with your own interests.
In this case, the advice is to create a personal path for yourself: to increase the views of your profile, you can take advantage of the trends that the platform displays from time to time: better, however, to follow only those you are really interested in, so that you can form a pool of followers with whom you can share your stories and your way of being.
Another tool allowing to personalize one’s interactive experience on Tik Tok is the ‘For You’ feeds, videos that the algorithm suggests on the basis of previously watched content: the function is in the profile home page and it always allows to find something relevant to one’s preferences.