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Addison Rae explains why TikTok is better than Instagram

Published: 5/Apr/2020 18:40

by Joe Craven


Popular TikTok star Addison Rae has explained why she prefers TikTok to photo-sharing app Instagram, in a revealing interview with Vogue magazine. 

Addison Rae is, despite being just 19 years of age, one of the world’s largest creators on TikTok; the Beijing based video-sharing app that grew to be the sixth most downloaded app of the past decade.

An LA native, Addison is good friends with Charli D’Amelio, the 15-year-old who currently sits as TikTok’s number one most-followed account, and Rae is gaining fast. After downloading TikTok in the summer of 2019, she has accumulated 31 million followers in just nine months.

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Rae is just 19, but is one of the world’s most-followed TikTok stars.

Now, Rae has sat down with Spanish Vogue for an interview about her rise to stardom, as well as about TikTok as a brand new form of social media.

It was during this discussion about TikTok that Rae revealed why she thinks it has been so successful, especially compared to social media juggernaut Instagram.

“I think the social network gives everyone the ability to express themselves much more than just a photo. TikTok has become a place where everyone feels welcome,” said Addison.

TikTok is based in China.

When asked what she would say to prospective TikTokers, Rae stated: “Go for it! There are people who will enjoy your content and interact with it as long as you are yourself. Everyone likes to see something new!”

Rae appears to be of the opinion that TikTok allows a breadth of content that Instagram does not, as well as being a more inclusive platform, that promotes and celebrates original, unique content.

Addison Rae reveals “secret” to great TikToks

Among other things, Rae also revealed what she believes to be the secret to a great TikTok – the lighting. She explained that she the time of day can actually be crucial, because of preferable lighting.

“The key is good lighting,” Rae explained, “I always try to record around lunchtime, it is a time when there is a good light.”

Despite the interview not being exhaustive, it simply constituted another peek behind the curtain of one of the internet’s fastest-rising stars.


Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”