The Most Entertaining Takes From TikTok This Week (May 16, 2023)

Oh, you’re one of those people who has never downloaded TikTok? Good for you! Perhaps your impressionable brain will be saved a little longer from being broken by that powerfully manipulative algorithm. On the other hand, you’re part of such a fast increasing minority that it’s already near impossible to avoid its impact on other parts of the internet. 

It could still be possible that it’s going to get banned, in which case former users will probably scramble to find an adequate replacement. In the meantime, though, the clock app is making its mark on our screens in a way that’s going to impact us for years to come. These bizarre little snippets are here to prove to us what a crazy place it is. It’s true that there are other kinds of social media that have a lot of eccentrics, but not all of them are as distracting as this.