Looks like TikTok is the new way to record any video in a smartphone. In Tamilnadu, people in the rural parts making use of the app more than the people in urban. There is a very slight chance that anyone using a smartphone may not have come across a Tik Tok video showing a young netizen lip-syncing to a song. Launched in 2016 and originally called Musically, TikTok is one of the most popular apps today. Last year, it was also one of the most downloaded apps on Google Play and Apple Store.
Tik Tok allows users to create short videos and which can be synced with an sound clip – users usually prefer to use a song, movie dialogue, or a politician’s speech, whichever gets them more views. The platform’s popularity can also be gauged by the fact that videos by its users can also be found on other social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
Users of Tik Tok are calling themselves as “Musers” and it has been informed that they are conducting a meet-up occasionally in which they share awards and spend time together by doing Tik Tok videos. In a way of elevating their innovations to next level, many users started to do Tik Toks by doing somersault, magic videos, tricks etc. There are also a separate set of “Musers” who do Tik Tok videos based on their caste. In those videos, we can see the youngsters glorifying their respective castes. In a world which is saying that caste system would not exist in the upcoming generation, most of these “Musers” looks like they are in their late teens or early twenties.
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The boy who is in the above video is Muthu who is studying in 11th standard. As soon as uploading these kind of videos in Tik Tok app, they went viral across internet. Now he posted an apologize video saying that all castes are same and he needs every caste to survive.
“The tik tok video I posted about caste was uploaded by someone in Youtube. Everyone making fun of me since it got uploaded in Youtube. I am studying 11th standard and I want to study 12th standard further. Please help me for my education. My parents are very much worried because of my activity. I belong to Tirunelveli, Alangulam. Even my friends are not happy with what I did. People from all the caste are my relatives and I require every one of them to live. I won’t do this again and I don’t intend to divide them.” said Muthu in his apologize video.
Watch the video here :
#SpreadLove ❤ | “எல்லா சாதியும் சொந்தம் தான்… இனி இப்படி பண்ண மாட்டேன்… படிக்க ஆசைப்படுறேன்!”
— meiarivu (@meiarivu) August 23, 2019
Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister M Manikandan recently said in the state Assembly that the Tamil Nadu government will approach the Centre to ban the mobile app, TikTok. This comes after Nagapattinam MLA Thamimun Ansari from the AIADMK raised the issue and said that the app is “damaging” to the Indian culture.
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