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Unpopular Opinion: I Hate TikTok

Honestly, I hate any social media during the semester… And here's why you should too.

How many times do you get distracted throughout the day? I bet that one of your biggest distractions is your phone. Not just your phone, but what's on your phone: TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook.

They're all on there, and they're all waiting for the moment you click on them and begin scrolling.

They suck you in! And, of course, you say you'll only be on for a minute or two… But that turns into several hours you didn't realize you spent studying the new TikTok dances on your phone.

It is a known fact that apps like TikTok and Instagram are designed to keep you scrolling and entertained, which is why it's so hard to put the phone down once you pick it up. These apps intentionally fill your #ForYou and Discover pages with content they know you'll click on based on what you follow, what you’re liking, and what you've clicked on in the past. If you don't believe me, click here.

And I know that may sound dramatic, but the next time you're lying in bed and scrolling through TikTok at 2 AM, check your screen time. If you spent more time on the app than you did doing your schoolwork, maybe you should consider taking a break… During the semester, I think we really should be deleting our socials. And before you go on thinking, "Who is this bitch to tell us to delete our socials?" Yes, I get it; we all have them… But also, these are my suggestions and opinions. I know they're unpopular ones. If you don't like it, I'm aware, and you can take what I say with a grain of salt ;)