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My Life Is Little House on the Prairie. I Blame TikTok

WIRED

My life is Little House on the Prairie now, and it's all TikTok's fault. I know this because a few weeks ago I stepped out my door and was filled with a quiet fear. The frost had come while I was sleeping and one look at my plants revealed they did not escape untouched. Fine white crystals lined every leaf, and while some, like mint and sage and Swiss chard, were unfazed, others were devastated. Every shoot and tendril of the tender plants that had been feeding me all summer--tomatoes, zucchini, sweet potatoes, beans--was either frozen stiff or bowed and turning black.


U.S. Has Authority to Ban TikTok, Government Lawyers Say

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

WASHINGTON--The Trump administration defended its attempt to ban Americans from using popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok over national security concerns, saying in court papers that the app makes U.S. user data susceptible to influence by Chinese leaders. Lawyers for the U.S. government urged Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to allow them to move forward with restrictions on TikTok designed to make the app unusable on Nov. 12. The move comes as part of its effort to crack down on...


Looking for Job Advice? Try TikTok

#artificialintelligence

Mr. Parra now works as an offering manager at IBM and makes around $1,000 a month on the side, mostly through his résumé, cover letter and LinkedIn services. He also receives a small supplement to his income from the TikTok Creator Fund, which supports eligible users who apply. This trend is hardly confined to the United States. In Britain, the Prince's Trust -- a charity founded by Prince Charles to support young job seekers -- has teamed with TikTok to help young people navigate their careers. Shadé Zahrai, a 32-year-old Australian career strategist, has amassed more than 456,00 followers on TikTok since joining in April.


How Much Do TikTokers Make? 3 Highest-Earning TikTok Stars

International Business Times

TikTok is more than just a simple social media platform nowadays -- it's also a money-making business for many creators. A number of TikTok users are earning millions of dollars each year posting short videos. The primary way that social media users earn through TikTok videos after building a following is by partnering with brands for sponsored content, according to Refinery29. Marketing experts have suggested that some of the most popular personalities on the platform can charge up to $200,000 per post, The Guardian reported. Read on to see who the highest-earning stars are on TikTok, courtesy of Forbes.


The best gifts for people who are obsessed with manifestation TikTok

Mashable

TikTok is full of life hacks for common struggles, like parenting, pet care, or the formidable orange stains that spaghetti sauce leaves on your Tupperware. But there's also a side of TikTok dedicated to hacking... life itself. Manifestation TikTok is where thousands of folks share how they've ushered abundance (like money or an Actually Good Relationship) into their lives. The "how" usually involves journaling, affirmations, practicing gratitude, or mediation, but it's all part of the same school of thought: You can have anything you want as long as you're open to it. Being "open" is more than simple fact that duh, we'd all be open to winning the lottery.