Entertainment

Charli D’Amelio reveals her secret to making her viral TikToks

Published: 7/Jun/2020 13:23

by Connor Bennett

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Charli D’Amelio has revealed the secret behind her viral TikTok videos – noting that she doesn’t put a whole lot of thought into each upload.

As TikTok has exploded in popularity in 2020, a number of creators have become mainstream stars because of it, and there are none bigger than Charli D’Amelio. The 16-year-old has over 60 million followers on the app, and has branched out to YouTube – even featuring in a Super Bowl commercial.

Every budding TikToker would, obviously, like to follow in her footsteps. Anytime Charli drops a new video, it spreads like wildfire. However, while some creators might think she does a ton of work in the background to create a video, that isn’t the case. 

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Charli has become by far and away the biggest star on TikTok.

Speaking to The Guardian in an interview with her family, D’Amelio revealed that she doesn’t really think of things ahead of time, but there is no whiteboard or notebook full of ideas for dance routines or challenges. 

“There’s no planning. The thing about making a TikTok is, whenever you’re making it, that’s when the ideas come,” Charli said, noting that she has clips and songs saved that she might want to use in her videos, but nothing much else. 

Like any other social media platform, TikTok has trends that go viral – prompting the majority of creators to get involved. Given Charli’s success though, she is usually the one setting the trend – be it in the form of replicating a dance or using the on-screen captions to tell a quick story.

One of Charli’s most popular recent uploads, which has racked up over 78 million views, features her parents in an impromptu dance. It’s the kind of thing she might throw together in only a few minutes.

@charlidamelio@heididamelio @marcdamelio♬ original sound – jeezmanfleurs

In recent weeks, the hugely successful 16-year-old and her sister, Dixie, have separated themselves from the Hype House. Yet, her popularity has suffered all that much. Moving forward, Charli is likely to remain as the most popular figure on TikTok, given that she has a 17 million follower lead over fellow TikToker Zach King.

Fortnite

Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

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There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.