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TikTok’s teens want to be famous. But at what cost?
Entertainment

TikTok’s teens want to be famous. But at what cost?

"Chasing Fame" is the first episode of a new CBS Reports documentary series "Are the Kids All Right?" which explores the transformational shifts faced by today's youth, in their own words. Watch it in the video player above, or stream it on the CBS News app or Paramount+.Jiggy Turner is the most famous person in West Virginia. Or at least, he thinks he is."I mean social media-wise, I'm the most famous," he said. "But there's Steve Harvey. He's pretty famous too." At 16, Turner amassed over 600,000 followers on the social media platform TikTok. And that's just in the last two years. His sudden popularity on the app has led to lucrative brand deals and opportunities to act on screen. By all counts, Turner is living the dream."Every kid wants to ...
Mayor says dangerous TikTok stunt at Niagara Falls a ‘bad idea’
Global News

Mayor says dangerous TikTok stunt at Niagara Falls a ‘bad idea’

Niagara Parks Police Service say they’re investigating a ‘selfie’ social media post depicting an individual posing dangerously near the largest of three falls in the Ontario tourism destination. The TikTok video was posted on Thursday by user “Phantabae” and shows a person making a number of position changes high above a retaining wall brink and rushing falls.“An investigation relating to the matter is underway,” the parks police said in a release.“A conviction for engaging in a stunt contrary to Niagara Parks Act may result in a fine up to $10,000.” Read more: Year-round weekend GO Train service from Toronto to Niagara Falls set to resume Story continues below advertisement Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati characterized the “st...
BeReal app marketed as spontaneous, candid social media platform
Global News

BeReal app marketed as spontaneous, candid social media platform

The emerging app BeReal is being touted as a spontaneous and candid social media platform meant to connect friends in an authentic way. The app launched in 2020 and was created by Alexis Barreyat. The company said the app was created in response to growing sentiments that other social media platforms were too focused on followers and filters.According to a fact sheet from the company provided to Global News, BeReal’s philosophy is to make people “feel good about themselves and their lives. (BeReal) wants an alternative to addictive social networks fueling social comparison and portraying life with the goal of amassing influence.”Dezi Fernando has been using the app for several months and said it has helped her stay in touch with international friends. Read more: Inst...
Anytime Fitness outlet garners backlash for TikTok videos featuring girls in revealing clothes
Fitness

Anytime Fitness outlet garners backlash for TikTok videos featuring girls in revealing clothes

The Chai Chee branch of Anytime Fitness has received backlash for its marketing on TikTok, which mainly features girls in revealing clothing dancing to popular TikTok tunes to promote its opening. Several netizens said the content on Anytime Fitness Chai Chee's TikTok account is irrelevant to the gym. In response to the backlash, Anytime Fitness Chai Chee released another video of men dressed similarly to the girls, using the same advertising technique. Anytime Fitness Chai Chee declined to comment on MARKETING-INTERACTIVE's queries. According to Anytime Fitness' Chai Chee's Instagram, the gym will open on 1 August. A check by MARKETING-INTERACTIVE on TikTok found that the gym began promoting its outlet on 11 April. The initial videos did not feature girls but instea...