In this Part 1/2 on the War on Tiktok, I give a history on the smash-hit short video app TikTok and describe how it has grown so quickly around the world in such a short period of time. TikTok has been dominating the social media landscape, outperforming the giants like Facebook/Instagram (FB), Snapchat (SNAP), and Twitter (TWTR). What makes TikTok so special? Is it merely a Vine clone and will it end up dying like Vine did after it was bought by TWTR? Who stands to benefit if TikTok gets banned or dies? Stay tuned for Part 2/2 of the War on TikTok, I will be explaining why governments want to ban TikTok, how likely it is that TikTok gets banned, and what TikTok and Bytedance is doing to prevent this. And if it does happen… who stands to benefit? Facebook/Instagram (FB)?? Snapchat (SNAP)?? Twitter (TWTR)??
As of this morning, the Big Board portfolio is up 59% over the five months since we started it (in earnest) in August.