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What is Flip Day on TikTok and Triller?

Published: 15/Nov/2020 15:44 Updated: 15/Nov/2020 15:45

by Georgina Smith

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Fans of popular TikTok stars like Charli D’Amelio and Noah Beck are being left hanging after influencers continue to post half a TikTok for ‘Flip Day’ where they encourage their followers to check out TikTok rival Triller.

The future of TikTok has been consistently uncertain throughout 2020, after the President of the United States signed an Executive Order to ban Bytedance, TikTok’s owners, from doing business within the country.

While the ban is yet to be implemented for the time being, the future of TikTok in the US hangs in the balance, and in the chaos various stars began prepping a fall back plan for if they were unable to produce content on their main platform.

That’s where Triller comes in. Triller is extraordinarily similar to TikTok with regard to the endless scrolling, portrait, short video format. The company also seems to be aiming to promote the use of music in the app, in much the same way that TikTok has benefited from the popularity surrounding viral sounds.

@charlidameliofollow me on triller @ charlidamelio dc @nexttojer♬ May I – Flo Milli

Back when the ban was first looming, stars like Charli D’Amelio encouraged their fans to follow their account on Triller, presumably as a failsafe if TikTok were suddenly to be banned.

While the ban is not currently as big of an issue as it once was, many stars continue to develop their relationship with Triller, and this has culminated in a trend called “Flip Day.”

The premise is that TikTok stars will post the first half of a TikTok style video teasing an ending that people will want to see, before abruptly cutting the video at a crucial moment and showing a message that reads “happy Flip Day! To watch the rest of the video go look at my Triller.”

White text on a black background of Charli D'Amelio discussing Flip Day

This has been continuing for several weeks, with Charli D’Amelio most recently posting half of a dance video, and Noah Beck participating in the timewarp filter trend. Many fans didn’t seem to be receptive to it however, with comments like “we’re not going to Triller, Char,” and “she probably got paid 50k for this” getting thousands of likes.

@charlidamelioflip day!!♬ original sound – charli d’amelio

@noahbeckgo follow my triller @ noah beck for the rest of the video!! ##triller ##nationalflipday ##flipday LMAOO i was so focused♬ original sound – noah beck

And it’s not the first time Charli has been in hot water for promoting her Triller, as back in October she claimed she would do the viral WAP dance over on her Triller, but did the worm instead, leading to mixed reactions.

Whether these stars will make the full shift over to Triller likely depends on the outcome of the Bytedance lawsuit, but for the time being, Flip Day seems to be here to stay.

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Twitch streamer throws up after shouting too much

Published: 25/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Twitch streamer raising money for charity got a little bit too excited after a big donation came in, and literally threw up in the process.

Streamers often times use their platforms to help raise funds for causes they believe in. For WeThePeople1, this meant raising capital for the homeless in Boston.

While playing a game of Apex Legends, the streamer received a $200 donation, which put him over the $1000 mark in under an hour.

Pleased with himself, WeThePeople1 started shouting out, clearly hyped over how his viewers were contributing to the cause.

“You guys are nuts!” he screamed. “Listen, I want everyone to go f**king bonkers with the ‘gangs’ in chat right now! Everyone, go spam that sh*t.”

‘Gang’ is an emote exclusive to subscribers of WeThePeople1’s channel. Oftentimes streamers will ask their viewers to spam special emotes when their streams are popping off.

“I want you guys to spam that sh*t harder than ever! Harder than ever! Like you guys have never seen that ‘gang’ in your life and now you’re seeing it for the first time like it’s one thousand pounds of gold in front of you!” he blurted out. “Oh my God, you guys are the sh*t!”

Unfortunately for the streamer, those words weren’t the last things to come out of his mouth as puke blasted out and onto his hands.

“I just puked,” he said, holding up his arms in disgust while trying to get his headset off. “It’s all over my floor.”

After running off, the streamer returned a few moments later with some Febreze, but remained in high spirits. “This is some f***ing content, huh?” he laughed.

Eventually, however, he decided to just clean up later as he was going to need a lot of soap.

On the bright side, the streamer wasn’t deterred from keeping his broadcast going and has raised over $1100 at the time of this post.