The Emergence of Social App TikTok

The Emergence of Social App TikTok

TikTok, the Chinese social media platform which allows users to create and share short video clips, is becoming a huge competitor to Snapchat and even Twitter.

Videos created on TikTok are generally no longer than 15 seconds – although it has experimented recently with longer clips and some star users are allowed to make videos of up to 59 seconds. Adverts have also recently been spotted on the site as it looks for ways to monetise its content.

The app has drawn comparisons to Vine, the once popular video app that was owned and shut down by Twitter.

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New-Age Marketing: The Rise of Live-Video Streaming Apps

live video social media marketingOver a year ago in March 2015 Twitter announced that it had purchased live-video streaming mobile app company, Periscope, at a figure just south of $100 million — among the social media giant’s most expensive purchases. A few days after this rival video-conferencing app Meerkat steals the show at the annual SXSW Interactive festival, with scores of tech early adopters using the app to stream live panels and talks from the conference in Austin. This was the beginning of the journey for live-video streaming apps. In this article I will outline what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and who has got the right ideas going  forward.

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