TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms available today. It allows you to share short-form videos publicly where others can consume and comment on them. This is very similar to other platforms like Instagram and Facebook but more heavily focused on video.
This platform does have its drawbacks, like most social media apps. Still, it can also be very helpful if used correctly, especially for seniors.
1). A quick explanation of what TikTok is and how it is used as social media.
2). Why we decided to branch out on this topic and include it in our content lineup as we felt it falls under mental and emotional awareness for people of all ages, especially seniors.
3). How TikTok helped an 80-year-old woman connect with many people during COVID-19 as she shared funny short-form videos of what she would be doing if she wasn’t in lockdown.
4). How TikTok has a growing library of “how to” videos that are short and simple to help anyone learn how to do common tasks like fixing things around the house gardening and basic car maintenance.
5). The mental and emotional benefits of using TikTok and other social media platforms to connect with others who have common interests and/or family to help stay connected.
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Originally published November 28, 2023