Brockton-area TikTok, YouTube, Fb social media influencers
BROCKTON – Almost everyone is on social media these days – from teenagers using Snapchat and TikTok to your grandparents on Facebook.
There are plenty of Brockton area residents and locals having an impact on social media across the various platforms.
These are just a few of the locals that you should follow.
TikTok cake artist Abby Burke from East Bridgewater
You may have seen cakes decorated on TikTok by CakeArtByAbby. But you may not have known that the account creator is Abby Burke from East Bridgewater. The native mom has 364,000 followers on TikTok and her videos have amassed nearly 4 million likes. Burke quit her full-time finance job in November 2020 to pursue her passion for cake-making. She started baking as a hobby right before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, but her fame in social media app quickly led to a business venture.
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Basketball clips go viral for Brockton-born David Mak Thompson
David Mak Thompson’s first basketball video, played with neighborhood kids at Brockton’s Ash Street Playground, received 7.1 million views on Facebook. It went viral around November 2020 and his life exploded from then on. Thompson has since been featured on sports channels such as ESPN SportsCenter and theScore. His basketball clips have a comical twist that keeps the audience engrossed.
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Sam McGraw from Brockton has more than a quarter of a million TikTok followers
A graduate of Bridgewater State University and a native of Brockton, Sam McGraw created a TikTok account in the fall of 2020 to comedically portray the trials and tribulations of her life growing up in Brockton. Her number of followers on TikTok grew to 250,000 in just four months. She currently has 275,000 followers and 9.8 million likes.
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Cooking videos gain followers for Brockton’s Sendy Nervil
Sendy Nervil, 26, who grew up in Haiti and now lives in Brockton, films herself cooking Haitian recipes for YouTube and Instagram and has more than 48,000 followers. Nervil started her successful cooking site for fun in 2019 and didn’t take it seriously until a year later. On Thanksgiving, Nervil made a little 20-second clip on Instagram of a Thanksgiving festival that went viral, and thousands of people started following their once-small cooking account.
“The Haitians have the best cuisine”:The Brockton woman’s cooking site has 48,000 followers
Cardinal Spellman graduate Abigail Mack went viral on TikTok
Bridgewater’s Abigail Mack, top of the class of Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton in 2021, went viral on TikTok earlier this year when she used her childhood experience of losing her mother to cancer to write her essay on college admission. Mack wrote about the challenges she faced growing up with one parent and living in a world made for two-parent families. The first video in her series on the essay was viewed more than 1.5 million times. Mack, now a student at Harvard, has now grown her fan base to 146,000 people and received 8.2 million likes for the app.
More:Why this Harvard student’s college admission essay in Brockton went viral on TikTok
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