Twitter is most popular among young people

Lily Wolfe, Feature Section Editor

Twitter is a social networking platform where users broadcast short posts known as tweets. These tweets consist of text, pictures and videos. Twitter’s primary purpose is to connect people and allow people to share their thoughts with a big audience. Many people tweet some things they think are funny, useful and important information, and many other things. The average age of a Twitter user is ages 25-34. The smallest age group of Twitter users are ages 13-17.

You can get verified on Twitter and get a blue check mark next to your account name. In order to get the check mark you don’t need to have a certain number of followers to get the verification. They mainly check for other qualifications such as having an active account. Your account must be public, have a bio, a profile photo, and one post.

You can get paid on Twitter based on the things you post. You can post sponsored tweets, post your brands products, run a viral giveaway, and mention your twitter content. You can have as little as 1000 followers to get paid, it matters more for them to be engaged rather than having more followers. 85% of Twitter users’ audiences earn more than $30,000 and 34% $75,000 or above.

TikTok directs content to individuals – September 20, 2022

TikTok is a popular platform in the modern media. It is an app where you can record videos that are up to three minutes long. It is popular from ages 10-19. On average most people record lip-syncing and dancing videos.

Many people make money on TikTok from joining their Creator Fund. Those who join must be at least 18 years old, meet a baseline of 10,000 followers and have acquired at least 100,000 video views in the last 30 days. I think it’s hard to get into the TikTok Creator Fund because essentially you need to go viral on a video to get more views and followers.

The “For You” page has videos that are related to the videos that you like and give hearts to. Depending on what you like to watch and what you give hearts to is what is going to come up on your For You page. 

Recently, a lot of creators have been getting their videos taken down for violating the TikTok Community Guidelines. TikTok is very strict for creators under the age of 18. It is common for videos to get taken down if you are underage and are wearing a bathing suit in a video, they don’t allow Direct Messages if you are under the age of 16 and you have the option to make your account public and private. 

Overall I think TikTok is a fun app for everyone to enjoy because you have the ability to customize your account to how you like it, and your feed to what you enjoy watching.