When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet.
Here’s a shortlist of those who realized that I — a cis woman who’d identified as heterosexual for decades of life — was in fact actually bi, long before I realized it myself recently: my sister, all my friends, my boyfriend, and the TikTok algorithm.
On TikTok, the relationship between user and algorithm is uniquely (even sometimes uncannily) intimate. An app which seemingly contains as many multitudes of life experiences and niche communities as there are people in the world, we all start in the lowest common denominator of TikTokStraight TikTok (as it’s popularly dubbed) initially bombards your For You Page with the silly pet videos and viral teen dances that folks who don’t use TikTok like to condescendingly reduce it to. Read more…More about Lgbtq, Tiktok, I Learned It On The Internet, Culture, and Web Culture