It’s at all times been the case, but especially on this networked age, that each piece of leisure is its personal social network. The extra people watch Star Wars, the extra folks I can talk to about explicit scenes or examine costumes with at a convention. The more folks that watch Game of Thrones, the extra my Game of Thrones memes will land. In Status as a Service, I wrote about how social networks require some proof of labor to achieve status.

Of course, individuals seize TikToks and share them on YouTube or Twitter or as Reels on Instagram, however those apps receive flattened video information and may’t break them into part components to be remixed the way in which you can on TikTok. Those other providers are fine endpoints for distribution, however the creativity occurs on TikTok. Social networks, and entertainment networks like TikTok, have completed the work of …

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