Gen Z Uses TikTok Like Google, Upsetting the Old Internet Order

By Norah Mulinda and Amina Niasse

29 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Is Google for Boomers? Bloomberg reports on how TikTok and Instagram searches are replacing Google, at least for Gen Z. This could bode badly for Google.

Google is for search. TikTok is for entertainment. At least that's how it used to be.

But for the rising generation of teens and young adults, TikTok is becoming the place to find information, taking on the functions of established internet giants. The service, which boasts more than a billion users, is more than just an app where 10-to-25-year-olds watch video clips, and the older guard is taking notice.

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