Many of us spend far too many hours on TikTok and with an endless stream of content available to you, I think there’s an opportunity to spend at least some of that time getting educated, not just entertained.
The following 5 accounts are some of my accounts that help improve my life and I’d love you to leave your suggestions in the comments for TikTok accounts to follow.
1. Designer Tom
This account publishes videos about user interface, and user experience decisions that don’t really matter. It’s tongue in cheek, because Tom knows like we know, that many, many hours of meetings are wasted on these kinds of decisions, which actually doesn’t move the needle for the customer, but sounds like designers are busy.
2. Caleb Hammer
Caleb has a popular YouTube channel and publishes clips from those videos on TikTok. The focus of these videos is something fairly unique, a financial audit of people’s personal finances, which helps others to learn from their mistakes.
This is often a reflection of the lack of financial education that people are getting through school. A key life skill is being missed, with people loading up on debt without a great plan to pay it back.
3. Mike Tholfsen
He may be a Product Manager at Microsoft, but his TikTok game is pretty strong. For those of you in the corporate world, you’ll find plenty of tips and tricks to get the most out of Teams, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
This is a great example of an account that could help you learn, instead of just being entertained as you endlessly scroll on TikTok.
4. Sam Despo
Sam’s videos are great if you’re looking to discover new web services to help you speed up workflows, create content etc. A lot of the sites and services have very web 2.0 names that aren’t particularly easy to remember, but often have some great utility.
5 – Kirsten Banks (AstroKirsten)
One of my favourite science geeks on TikTok is Astrokirsten. She’s been fantastic at covering the James Web Telescope and it’s not everyday you get to interact with an Astrophysicist.