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TikTok Launches New STEM Content Competition to Encourage Education

Coinciding with Earth Day (April twenty second), TikTok has introduced a brand new STEM (Science, Expertise, Engineering, and Arithmetic) content material competitors within the app, which is designed to present mother and father and college students the possibility to showcase their data of STEM-related matters.

As outlined within the video clip, customers will be capable of take part in TikTok’s STEM problem by submitting their very own STEM communication video to TikTok’s STEM feed, through the use of the hashtag #STEMTok

There are not any particular parameters, with TikTok’s judging panel deciding the winners based mostly on the famous necessities within the clip, in addition to total leisure worth. The chosen winners will take residence a Google Pixel gadget.

TikTok has been seeking to encourage extra education-based content material, as a method to spice up the broader worth and utility of the app. which could additionally assist in its present battle in opposition to a proposed sell-off ruling. If TikTok’s capable of underline its broader worth to the U.S., past simply leisure, that would assist to enhance its pitch to Senators, whom it’s encouraging to vote in opposition to the invoice.

TikTok initially launched its STEM feed for U.S. customers final March, whereas it expanded the identical to European customers simply this month.

The concentrate on academic content material can also be fascinating within the context of Douyin, the Chinese language model of the app, which has put particular emphasis on selling extra optimistic, academic content material to children, versus the dancing and prank movies that always fill TikTok consumer feeds.

On Douyin, optimistic, inspirational matters, like ‘Constructive Power’ and ‘Information Sharing’, get essentially the most promotion and attain within the app.

That’s truly a part of the Chinese language Authorities’s push to handle what younger folks see, with the thought being that by selling extra optimistic developments, that can drive younger folks to aspire to extra helpful and essential parts, by way of Douyin developments.

Possibly, TikTok’s seeking to implement the identical in Western areas as properly, as a method to enhance its standing with regulators.

It looks like a optimistic addition to the general TikTok ecosystem both method.

I imply, I doubt it’s going to sway many U.S. senators, nevertheless it’s a great initiative regardless.

TikTok’s STEM competitors begins at this time, and can end on Could thirty first.


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