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OPLIN 4Cast #767: The next big social network probably won’t be big at all

Posted in 4cast, and Social Networks

It’s no secret that I spend far too much time scrolling through TikTok. I was hesitant to get involved with yet another social network, as I’ve been feeling social media burnout for some time. Perhaps that’s the real reason I’ve become enamored with TikTok: I can simply consume infinite, creative content, still remain anonymous and the algorithm is sophisticated enough to know what sorts of things I enjoy.

While TikTok has (perhaps unexpectedly) become a dominant force in the social media sphere, that sphere continues to fragment into more niche services. New platforms continue to pop up, geared towards specific demographics and populations.

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