If I were inclined to video blog, I would far sooner do it on Tik Tok than Instagram or YouTube.
Instagram is part of FB, nuff said and You Tube get stranger by the day in the way they treat the creators of their content.
Controversial made-in-China social network TikTok has announced it intends to “establish a new data centre in Ireland, and our first data centre in Europe” and will spend “approximately €420million” on the project. The outfit says the bit barn build will deliver on its plan to enhance security, reduce latency and provide lots …
Get your teen to send you a screenshot of the options in TikTok to report offensive content. Stand this side by side with YouTube's or Facebook's similar menu. Then notice the totally different emphasis. Once someone suggests to you that TikTok's menu is designed to report politically challenging uploads (and not much else), you won't be able to unthink it. This will change lightning-quick once an IT journo realises it. So grab your screenshot soon.
"If I were inclined to video blog, I would far sooner do it on Tik Tok than Instagram or YouTube."
And if you do it for money you might get 1/10th of what you would make on YT or Insta. You'll likely get 10x more followers for the fake Internet points to make up for it.
Lets drive the value of content down to zero and celebrate the result.
The company has not said why it plans to build a data centre rather than just rent racks galore in a co-lo facility or sign a deal like its existing $800m multi-year arrangement with Google Cloud.
Well, seeing as Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield have been found insufficient by EU courts, why would you risk user's personal data on a system which Uncle Sam thinks it can rifle through at any time? And, if the need is big enough, then it is far cheaper to run your own data centre than rent from Google, Microsoft or AWS.
"Keeping out of the hands of any US corporation would be advantageous."
Try asking HKers that are busily trying to purge ALL on-line content if they are more afraid of the Chinese than the US corporations? While keeping your data out of the hands of US corporations is wise advice, there are alternatives that are even worse.