Tik Tok, You’re Dead to Me

Hey Tik,

We need to talk. It’s been a wild ride, and I appreciate all the memes, the dancing, the videos, and the hourly adrenalin rushes, but I need some space.

It’s not you; well, actually, it is you. Call it what you want —  a pause, a hiatus, a break to get my head straight — but if I’m being honest, we’re done.

And here’s why:

I Need Some Elbow Room

We’ve been spending way too much time together. I need some air. It’s like I’m suffocating in your endless scroll. Our relationship is quickly becoming all-consuming. I’m itching to see what else is out there.

I Know You’re Spying on Me

Dare I say stalking? To tell you the truth, your data-collection habits are pretty sketchy. It’s like you’re tracking my every move. I need to be with someone who respects my privacy, not one who’s acting like an overbearing ex.

You’re Bad for My Mental Health

Our relationship is taking a toll. The constant comparisons, the FOMO, the dopamine hits. It’s just not healthy. I need a break from your constant feedback loop. It’s making me seriously question my own sanity.

You’re a Bully

You‘re a behemoth, throwing your weight around like the big bad brute on the block. Two years ago, you overtook Google as the year’s #1 website. You overtook Google! A fact like that is hard to wrap my head around. You boast about having over 1 billion active monthly users, which is about 13% of the entire world. 

You’re Creepy 

Things are getting a bit weird. Your primary audience is GenZ girls, and I can’t shake the feeling that I’m a dues-paying member of a club I don’t want to belong to. Your followers are 2:1 female-to-male. Largely younger girls.

You’re Impacting My Productivity

Let’s face it; you’re a time-sucker. I’ve spent way too much time doing nothing more than scrolling mindlessly, looking for the path to your heart. Before I know it, another day down the drain!

So, thanks for the memories, Tik.

I’m declaring myself officially single. I’m ready to party with platforms that get me. As they say, breaking up is hard to do. I don’t expect you to understand.

But it’s time, Tik.  I’m gonna move on.