Author Topic: A surprising place for a mustachian trend: TikTok "de-influencers"  (Read 10432 times)

Tass

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I read about this in NPR this morning, where you can see several embedded videos: https://www.npr.org/2024/03/25/1239897929/influencers-deinfluencing-tiktok-instagram-shopping-environment

The first several are people critiquing shopping videos or Stanley cup accessories. I could see this just devolving into a shallow reaction to "mainstream" culture, where it's making fun of the people (generally women) who are falling for the advertising instead of the consumption itself, but the videos included in the article don't seem to have slid down that particular slope yet.

Later on in the article is a video talking about recovery from a shopping addiction and the rule that you should never spend fun money before hitting your savings and investment goals.

I'd love to see this side of TikTok get more exposure!

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Re: A surprising place for a mustachian trend: TikTok "de-influencers"
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2024, 08:04:27 AM »
If oldsters consume TikTok via Instagram, what does it say about us if we're consuming TikTok via NPR?

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Re: A surprising place for a mustachian trend: TikTok "de-influencers"
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2024, 08:33:18 AM »
Personally, that I'm far too susceptible to addictive algorithms to use either instagram or TikTok!

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Re: A surprising place for a mustachian trend: TikTok "de-influencers"
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2024, 07:43:19 AM »
If oldsters consume TikTok via Instagram, what does it say about us if we're consuming TikTok via NPR?

I heard that the kids-these-days do their TikTok via salons and speakeasies.