Tik Tok 'hit or miss' (#tiktoktest ) is latest trend to take social media by storm

Himanshu Arora Himanshu Arora Dec 20, 2018 Apps, News

Social media platforms are weird places. While there’s not doubt a lot of good stuff happens on or through these platforms, sometimes the kind of trends that are born here (remember the kiki challenge?) make little sense.

A similar – although not dangerous – new trend has now come to light. It’s called #hitormiss. The caveat here is that it’s currently popular among users of the TikTok app, which has hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

If you take a look at the volume of Google searches about this term, you’ll see the number hit the ceiling in the later part of this year. So it becomes important to know what this trend is and why it became so popular.

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Firstly, if you aren’t aware of the TikTok app, it lets you use songs or audio from any other video as the track for your video. Depending on how cleverly you weave everything, the result can be pretty hilarious. Take a look:

Now coming back to the Tik Tok #hitormiss trend, it’s basically a way for TikTok users to detect the presence of other TikTokers near them in physical world. Here’s a compilation:

https://youtu.be/hx8jKEvWhIY

So the trend basically involves going to a public place, and then shouting “Hit or miss!,” followed by waiting for someone to respond “I guess they never miss, huh?.” Funny, isn’t it? So how did it all start?

Twitter user Reed Kavner explained the whole story behind this trend today. It’s worth knowing, take a look. Oh, and do let us know your thoughts on this trend in the comments section at the bottom.

Update (December 24):

YouTube’s most subscribed channel PewDiePie has come up with a video entirely focused on Tik Tok. Check out our summary of the video here.

Update (December 25):

Our Christmas-special story: 10 Tik Tok videos that’ll make you smile this Christmas and holiday season. Check it out by heading here.

Update (December 27):

From Nazism to white supremacists to hate speech to pedophiles, we bring you what all issues media has recently been highlighting about Tik Tok in our latest story titled Is TikTok safe for kids? App comes under lens as popularity grows.

Update (December 28):

Is Tik Tok being over-advertised? A large number of people are complaining. Check out the complete story here.

Update (January 08):

While you may hear a lot about how kids are having crazy fun on apps like TikTok, Clip, and Kwai, investigations find these apps are also making them vulnerable and opening doors to exploitation. For details, check out out latest coverage here.

Update (January 30):

After ‘hit or miss’, a new meme/trend is taking over TikTokers. It involves Tik Tok videos where users appear to be eating their own fingers. Check out details here.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.