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The 10 Ways TikTok Will Change Social Product Design

For the last two years, I have downloaded and played with TikTok every few months to track its progress, but I never found it seriously engaging beyond the occasional Arnold Schwarzenegger video.

This, however, has changed.

The ByteDance-owned app has very decisively turned a corner in the last few months, and has clearly graduated to being an important new type of network with a strong social economy and real staying power.

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