byte looks awesome in every way, and I’m really looking forward to it coming out, but I’m concerned about one main thing: TikTok.
TikTok is byte’s competition, and no matter how “cringe” it may be, the end of vine left a gap, an open niche, that TikTok has filled. All of my old friends who used to be on vine, have created TikTok accounts. I’m the only one who’s held off. The reason TikTok flourished, besides it’s rebranding, was that there was no competition. byte will begin with a few thousand users, but TikTok has millions! People (and maybe even content creators on TikTok) might think “why go to byte, I’m satisfied with this.”
I’m sure a lot of you will say “Oh, byte will have better features.” Or “I don’t want the cringey content on TikTok to be on byte”
I agree with both 100%
Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen, features don’t drive growth, content does. I know there are a lot of great creators here on the forums, but there are plenty more who might chose to stay with TikTok, mainly because that’s where their audience already is. byte (as far as I know) won’t be able to do a multi-million dollar ad campaign that TikTok has done.
Therefore, I think it is our job, as a community, to use word of mouth and create superior content in order for byte to be a success.
(I am, however, still concerned about TikTok as competition)