Morty the “runway” Chihuahua
– Have you seen Morty? The amazing one-eyed chihuahua wobbling all over social media. In a now-viral Tik Tok video, the rescued dog “Morty the Misfit” has been seen over 14-million times, strutting down the hallway to Harry Belafonte’s 1961 Calypso hit “Jump In The Line” (Shake, Señora). Besides posting videos that make you smile, the owner’s told News4Jax their goal is to “promote adoption, spray, and neutering and hopefully some donations...”Mr. Mortimer’s social media accounts highlight some of their favorite charities; to help other rescued animals, and videos of Morty moving along to other hits songs. “We just thought he was cute and wanted to share his happiness with the world...”RELATED STORIES: Viral video of men playing cards shows Florida traffic woes | Riding with celebrities and giving back to the homeless, Meet Isaiah Garza | This is how you make the internet-famous whipped coffeeAd#TeamMorty
Riding with celebrities and giving back to the homeless, Meet Isaiah Garza
Meet Isaiah Garza, an LA-based celebrity jewelry designer, and activist who is using his social media platform to give back for the greater good of humanity. With 3 million followers on Tik Tok, Garza grew up in a poor community with hopes and dreams of becoming a jewelry designer. But that’s not what this story about, It’s about one particular person who Garza shared on his social media that is making everyone grab a piece of tissue. Robin, who is seen in the very first video Garza posted as a curious and very humble lady. There are so many amazing videos on social media of persons giving back to the homeless.
Download your data: What does ‘big brother’ know about you?
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Reddit, Amazon, Apple, Google -- social media has connected us all in so many ways, but how much of your data does someone have? We’ve all heard the stories of companies data mining and “big brother” watching our every online move. For Facebook, click Settings and Privacy, then Your Facebook Information. Sites like Facebook track your web and location history as much as possible and you won’t find all of that in your data request download. You can view your location history on Facebook by going to Settings, Location, and click View Location History.
Trump to block downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday
When asked about the TikTok deal during a press conference Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump said it could happen "quickly," and pointed to the U.S. companies involved, like Oracle. The Commerce Department announced Friday morning that it will ban U.S. business transactions with Chinese-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday. The rules that start Nov. 12 include provisions that block U.S. companies from providing internet hosting and services for TikTok. In an interview with Fox Business on Friday, Ross said the bans will affect TikTok and WeChat differently at first. So there's still a chance for TikTok to survive Trump's executive order, but WeChat is considered dead in the U.S., according to the official.cnbc.com
Under lockdown, U.S. teens turn to TikTok for life hacks, laughs
FILE PHOTO: A person holds a smartphone as Tik Tok logo is displayed behind in this picture illustration taken November 7, 2019. But for high schoolers, TikTok is just an outlet for them to share their stories. The coronavirus and forced school vacation - labelled the coronacation - is the biggest trending topic on TikTok. The World Health Organization has its own @who TikTok, with its experts explaining the virus and how it can affect young people in short clips. TikTok has really helped me get through these weeks, said 17-year-old Alison Kenny, a highschooler in the suburbs of hard-hit New York.feeds.reuters.com
Creative Quarantine Family Time during the COVID-19 outbreak
As more countries and states tell people to stay home and self-quarantine, persons are finding creative ways to stay home, like this family who have a theme dinner every day in their home basement in New York City. Family have a theme dinner in their basement every night under quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak https://www.news4jax.com/entertainment/2020/03/22/creative-quarantine-family-time-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/ Posted by CW17 Jacksonville on Sunday, March 22, 2020Tik Tok User: @caitcanoeWith a lot of ways you can entertain yourself and spend time with family members and pets. Like stream movies, play board or video games, arts and crafts, learn popular dance moves, cook bake off, create your first blog/vlog or try to teach your pet a trick. Remember to clean your hands often, stay 6 feet away from persons if you’re leaving your home especially if your community has a positive case, clean and disinfect areas, stay home if you’re sick and cover coughs and sneezes. For more Information and stories on Covid-19 select the coronavirus tab on www.news4jax.com
TikTok teens are obsessed with fake luxury products
In January, Holly Yazdi posted a video on TikTok of how to buy an Amazon dupe of Cartier's $1,650 yellow-gold "Love Ring" for less than $20. She said she received a million views overnight for the ring video. Her other videos have included lookalike Gucci boots from DH Gate ($89 for the dupe; $1,190 for the real thing). TikTok"I believe DIY posts have been really big on TikTok for a while," she said in an Instagram direct message. Of course, the terminology changes whether that's "fakes," "knockoffs," "reps" or "replicas," or, in much of TikTok parlance, "dupes."cnbc.com
Viral video of men playing cards shows Florida traffic woes
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A video of three men playing cards at a folding table while waiting for the traffic light to change at a Florida intersection has gone viral. The TikTok video was posted earlier this week with the caption “Florida back at it with the long lights.” The video had more than a million likes and thousands commented on the card game. A young boy is seen in the video watching the card players from the backseat of his car. The News-Press reported the video doesn’t specify what Florida city the men were in, but thousands took the opportunity to rant about the most hated local intersections in the comments.
Army examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer's data warning
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the apps handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A person holds a smartphone with Tik Tok logo displayed in this picture illustration taken November 7, 2019. National security experts have raised concerns about TikToks collection and handling of user data, including user content and communications, IP addresses, location-related data, metadata, and other sensitive personal information, Schumer wrote in a Nov. 7 letter to McCarthy. In a Nov. 5 blog post, TikToks U.S. general manager, Vanessa Pappas, said that the companys data centers are located entirely outside of China. She said U.S. user data is stored in the United States, with backup redundancy in Singapore. About 60% of TikToks 26.5 million monthly active users in the United States are between the ages of 16 and 24, the company said this year.feeds.reuters.com
Teens of TikTok take on school shootings
Recently it has become a platform where some students are turning to share their anxiety surrounding school shootings, but in Gen Z fashion. The teens of TikTok have taken on wealth inequality, climate change and the mercurial attentions of a slacktivist public. Now, with a series of brutal, darkly funny memes, they've turned a narrowed eye toward school shootings. For months following the attack, high school students around the country mobilized to call for more meaningful ways to address gun violence. To these bizarre, funny, creative TikTok teens, the joke isn't that school shootings happen.