Rise of TikTok

Rise of TikTok

TikTok is a widely used and popular social media app. It allows users to create and share short-form mobile videos. These videos are usually around 15 seconds long, and the type of videos shared include lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. In creating their videos, users can choose from a wide array of songs, sound effects, and sound bites.   The Chinese-owned app brings together individuals from across the world, creating a sense of community and encouraging creative expression. Users can collaborate with others, for example,  through a duet with a fellow…

Sri Lankan Digital Journalism Through Social Media

Sri Lankan Digital Journalism Through Social Media

The rapid growth of social media usage across Sri Lanka in the last five years has had an impact not just one people’s daily life, but also on businesses and journalism in the country. These changes are explored in a research paper, titled, Social Media as a new trend in Sri Lankan digital Journalism: A Surveillance, in the  Asian Social Science Journal. “ The research study particularly examines the parallel growth in digital journalism, and also emphasizes  that the audience reach of social media is much higher than that of…