Right here Are the Greatest Vacation Items, Based on TikTok Advertisements
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Here’s a serious question: what actually happened in 2021? For many people who feel like it, the year that was supposed to usher in a slide out of the Covid-19 lull came and went in the blink of an eye, with far fewer celebrations, debauchery and travel than promised. Of course, the fact that we are still in the middle of a global pandemic played a role in the blurring of the year, but listen to me – it could also have been because we spent way too much time turning the pages Tick Tack?
After TikTok exploded in popularity during the deepest stages of the lockdown in 2020, TikTok continued its global takeover in 2021 and finally hit the coveted one billion user milestone in September of that year. And as Spiderman famously once said, with great power comes great advertising potential (don’t check that out) which explains the amount of weird #sponsored videos that have surfaced on TikTok in the past few months. If you’re unsure of what to get your loved ones for the holidays this year, examining their targeted ads is a good, albeit invasive, place to start. But just in case you don’t want to bend over to that insane detective, here are some of the year’s most coveted gifts as told by weird TikTok ads.