this is just gonna be an old lady rant ignore me
I hate tiktok!!!!!!! I hate that it doesn't function if you don't have the app. like you can't see comments, you can't see the length of the video or skip around within the video, you can't really do much of anything besides open a link and watch it unless you have the app.
you may be thinking "oh just get the app" well I don't *want* the app!!!! I am the type of person who only follows people I know and like 3 celebrities I really like on twitter. I've had a private twitter since I got twitter in 2010 and I only let my friends follow me. I don't follow people on tumblr, I just check the blogs of people I like so I can see what they're posting. I never leave youtube on autoplay. When facebook was a thing I had unfollowed almost everyone. I curate my online experience!!!! An app that prioritizes What The Algorithm Wants For You is my worst nightmare, not to mention all the other reasons I largely dislike tiktok. I feel like a grandmother being dragged kicking and screaming into an era of technology that I never asked for.
That being said I love my friends and sometimes my friends want to send me things relevant to my interests and sometimes those things are tiktok videos! So I have to deal w their horrible platform and how it's designed to literally force you onto the app. I miss when the dominant video player was youtube which functions whether or not you have the app bah
anyway this has been my boomer rant of the day. (but I'm right)