Tsw On Tiktok........why!

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  1. lmcpfc2014

    lmcpfc2014 Well-Known Member

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    I get that DTG want to get a larger audience, but why have they joined TikTok!. TikTok is the worst thing to exist ever. Just look at the comments on their Twitter post about it.
     
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  2. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    Sign of the times, I guess. For myself, I've managed to live a pretty long life without even glancing at social media. To quote none other than Lady Gaga: "Social media is the toilet of the internet". :)
     
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  3. Jinoss17

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    The cringe was very high when I saw that.
     
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  4. SonicScott91

    SonicScott91 Well-Known Member

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    She ain't wrong! I only have an Instagram account and I do absolutely no socialising on it whatsoever, I solely use it to look at other people's railway shots :)

    Even then, I get these daft tik tok-like videos on there are people doing silly dances and whatnot in the explore feed... My biggest question is, how on earth do these people get popular? Surely there must be better stuff to watch than people lip syncing stuff?
     
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  5. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    Tik Tok - I don’t even know what that is. I know ‘the’ kids do silly dances on it and that’s about it, I have no idea how it works. It’s one of the new social media platforms that will always spring up. No young people would ever want to be on the same social media as their parents so new ones have to take over, each one worse than the last. Probably. I have facebook, where I get some info about what some people I know are up to and some interesting things pop up on it. It’s the one that is most needed if you are a grown up as lots of legitimate groups use it as their only form of communication. I also have twitter and instagram which I never use. I have never eaten washing detergent.

    Other things I don’t know how to use include discord and reddit, and there are probably lots of other ones I don’t even know about. I’m already slightly disconcerted about the number of things I am signed up to and I won’t add to that for no good reason. I’m currently signed into Apple and Google and signed into this forum just to be able to type this. I’m just glad i didn’t have to sign into my clothes or enter a password to sit on my sofa. Little wins.
     
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  6. TheCadManFan

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    If TikTok were a game, it would be Fortnite. Both are popular for reasons which elude me, and I am happy to keep it that way.
     
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  7. stijn.claessens

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    i don't get the hate. I have zero intrest in TikTok. Are other people having a good time on there? Good for them.
     
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  8. fabdiva

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    I like the creativity on there - though I don't entirely get why some the memes there are a thing, I can appreciate the work that creators put in - especially the makeup ones - but not sure what the DTG TikTok would be - Matt playing TS using a Dance Dance Revolution mat? Jamie does drag?

    I used to be happier with Tumblr.

    Also I can think of far worse things to exist. Mr Blobby's pop career for a start!
     
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  9. formulabee#1362

    formulabee#1362 Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
  10. Tigert1966

    Tigert1966 Well-Known Member

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    Why not be on Tik Tok? Doesn't bother me. I don't have a Tik Tok account. It's not like it's going to take away any development budget because they'll all be making Tik Tok videos. Seems to be complaining for the sake of it.

    I notice on Facebook a couple of people that regularly post negative stuff on TSW making a fuss about it. I bet they've now got Tik Tok accounts so they can complain there as well!
     
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  11. fabdiva

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    Yeah, the Social Media folk wouldn't be doing their job if they didn't have company accounts set up on popular social networks. TikTok has something like 700 million users, which company wouldn't want to try and reach them?

    I'm pretty sure whichever app the team use for videos is capable of outputting in formats for all the big social networks, so adding TikTok could just be as simple as Tiking a box.
     
  12. lmcpfc2014

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    I just think it's a bit strange considering TikTok is an app that is mainly used for teenagers dancing
     
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  13. Tank621

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    Marketing is marketing, making use of as many avenues as possible to promote the game is not a bad thing.

    Even so, if people (like me) have literally no interest in TikTok then why should we care, it makes literally no impact on our lives whatsoever. It's nothing to be upset about.
     
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  14. solicitr

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    Hmmmm..
    Sears & Roebuck: This Internet thing is just a fad, nothing but cat videos and political shouting matches. Mail order has served us well and will continue to.
    Amazon: Hold my beer.....
     
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    Thanks for those images...
     
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  16. tallboy7648

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    I don´t get why either if it´s just teens dancing, lip singing and posting memes. I mean I don´t use it even though my girlfriend keeps trying to make me be on her tik tok. If it helps with marketing then I guess it´s a good thing but considering how train simulation is already a niche product, I don´t see this making a massive impact in attratiing new customers
     
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  17. TheCadManFan

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    It's a pity then that Amazon aren't so good when it comes to treatment of their workforce.
     
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  18. tallboy7648

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    It also seems that Amazon is against workers forming a union which makes no sense
     
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  19. formulabee#1362

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    Yes, bombarding them with false sms messages
     
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    I don’t get what the problem is , if you aren’t happy about it , just don’t use Tiktok . What’s the worst that can happen ?
     
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  21. 7orenz

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    They might try adult-only networks. One expects the half-naked person on cam and instead finds Matt showing him how to use the safety systems on the German railway.

    Stop looking for porn. Start looking for TSW (-> Join the discussion)
     
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  22. solicitr

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    Worse yet, one finds the half-naked Matt showing him how to use the safety systems on the German railway.
     
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  23. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    That would be quite disturbing
     
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  24. TheCadManFan

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    Is that their acutal workforce? I was only an agency worker, and we couldn't even rely on the agency to help us/back us up. Even to the agency, we were disposable. I wish I had listened to the warnings I had been given against working there, it would have saved me from the feeling of what it must be like in prison.
     
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  25. tallboy7648

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    I believe it is their workforce
     
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  26. thomastl59374

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    At least it may spark an intrest for future railfans that may use it, footage of the livery designer could fit in quite well with the creative side of it. Most of my friends have it and I bet many younger people with a phone will have it as well. Other than YouTube, TV and various things on the internet, without having a person take you to events, exibitions, galas or a railway there aren't many other ways of developing a love for railways today. This has been amplified in the past year when less events have been on and everything has moved online where it isn't the same experience. DTG are just expanding which will allow them to develop more as a company and be able to output more and higher quality routes with less bugs at release in the future.
     
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