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Addison Rae worried TikTok will end up like Vine

Published: 25/Mar/2020 14:43

by Jacob Hale


Addison Rae is one of the biggest stars on TikTok – but is already worried that the video-creation platform will end up going the same way as Vine, which was shut down by Twitter in January 2017.

Once upon a time, Vine was the biggest thing on the Internet, with many of today’s biggest online stars such as Logan Paul and David Dobrik making their start on the platform.

Though many have suggested that it’s possible TikTok ends up going the same way, it’s definitely concerning that one of the biggest names on there has expressed this concern – especially after only publishing her first YouTube video just a few days prior.

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Rae has almost 28 million followers on the platform.

Posting to Twitter late on March 24, Rae first said that “one day I’m going to look back at all my TikToks the same way i’m looking at these Vines and that makes me sad.”

While many hold a similar sentiment when watching old Vines, especially those of a certain age who experienced it through their formative teenage years, it definitely resonates a little more with someone like Rae.

She then posted another tweet a minute later, saying that one day “we’re all going to make our last TikTok” followed by a series of crying emoji.

While this is obviously true, TikTok still seems like a relatively new platform that thousands of people are still signing up for, discovering and using on a constant basis, unlike who Vine was during its decline.

It’s possible that Rae was simply expressing concern over the future, which is fair enough, but having recently started working on YouTube videos with fellow Hype House member Charli D’Amelio, it’s possible that some of TikTok’s top personalities are preparing to make the switch already.

Whether or not TikTok meets a similar fate to Vine remains to be seen but, with such an active user base on the platform, it’s probably not something that the top stars need worry about for the foreseeable future.


Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith


New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.