TikTok is an interesting concept.
By it’s nature it provides distractions to modern life, and keeps you scrolling and endlessly finding content. Companies like TikTok, Facebook and Instagram do this to keep you using their platforms and seeing their ads. Even articles from 5 years ago question whether social media is a waste of time.
But that doesn’t mean that there can’t be a silver lining.
Finding The Benefits In Endless Social Media
TikTok can be used to enhance your life, rather than just drain it.
It can be used to show you the things that you’re interested in, give you some meaningful dopamine and advice.
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Hobbies & Interests
If you’re interested in gardening then search for gardening content through TikTok!
You’ll soon start finding gardening videos as you scroll through daily. Keep interacting with these to find content relevant to the hobby you’re interested in.
Similarly, if you play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) than by searching for that content on TikTok then you’ll start getting some D&D in your everyday life, you’ll find new things, get new ideas and be able to share relevant things with your group.
TikTok’s algorithm is designed to show you what you engage with.
You can curate your own algorithm to show you the things that will make you happy and enrich your life.
Isn’t This Just Common Knowledge?
You would think so, but most people go about their days just scrolling mindlessly without a thought of to where their attentions are going. They don’t consider the benefits social media can have!
By searching for specific things on TikTok you can begin to take something where random viral videos dominate your attention and instead switch to:
Ideas for things to search for:
(These would depend on your interest, the following are simply examples)
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Voice Acting
- Song Covers
- Book Recommendations
- Art // Drawing // Design
- Bitcoin // Cryptocurrency
- Money Management
- Place to Visit in [Country]
The list goes on and on.
If you start consciously searching for things you enjoy on TikTok you’ll start enjoying scrolling through social media again, and your time won’t be wasted as it’s on things you enjoy. And because TikTok’s algorithms are self-serving – you’ll still see all the viral content they want you too (You won’t be missing out).
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