TikTok becomes the most visited website on the Internet
According to a technology company, TikTok surpassed Facebook and Google for the first time as the most popular destination on the Internet.
Cloudflare found in a network traffic analysis this year that TikTok is the most visited website and the most widely used social media platform. Cloudflare's ranking is based on the traffic generated by a website in 2021.
In 2016, Chinese startup ByteDance launched TikTok. A year later, the platform acquired the competitor app Musical, which gained some attention. In 2020, as Idaho resident Nathan Apodaca (Nathan Apodaca) listened to Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac) while playing skateboarding, drinking Ocean Spray bilberry juice and other famous videos appeared, Its popularity in the United States began to soar.
However, according to Cloudflare, despite TikTok's steady growth, the platform's network traffic has never exceeded seventh place. This situation has changed in 2021.
TikTok won the one-day championship on February 17, 2021. As early as March, TikTok had a few more days, and so was May, but it wasn't until August 10, 2021. that TikTok took the lead on most days," Cloudflare's João Tomé and Sofia Cardita in a blog post Write.
Websites such as Tomé stated that Google occupied the top spot several times in October and November, but it occupied the top spot most of the time, such as Thanksgiving and Black Friday (Black Friday).
Meta Platform's Facebook is still the most widely used social network. The company's regulatory documents show that as of September, the company has 2.9 billion monthly active users and 1.9 billion daily users.
According to Cloudfare, more than 1 billion users log on to rolling TikTok every month, many of whom are children and teenagers. The platform has quickly become an indispensable part of promoting the careers of some of today's most famous artists, including Lil Nas X.
"TikTok is about entertainment and bringing joy," said Michael Beckerman, head of public policy at TikTok North America, in an interview with CBS Morning News in October. "You have to value real and exciting content. But like all entertainment activities, you need to watch it in moderation, so we provide some tools, such as rest videos, screen time management, and tools for parents. For example, family matches to ensure that they can have conversations and do things that are beneficial to the family and youth."
Like other major social media platforms, TikTok has become very popular.