Boredom Busters


By: Ava Swietlikowski

Top: YouTube Middle: Netflix Bottom: TikTok

Ava Swietlikowski, Staff Writer

During quarantine due to coronavirus, most kids are stuck at home bored. Companies such as TikTok, Netflix, and YouTube are thriving because many people are relying on them for entertainment during this pandemic.

TikTok is a social media platform founded by the Chinese company ByteDance in 2016. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. TikTok has over 1 billion users worldwide and is available in 150 different countries. The corporation’s main goal is to encourage users to be creative with what they post and to share their passion through their videos.

The streaming service, Netflix, allows members to watch a wide variety of TV shows, movies, and documentaries. There are 150+ shows to binge-watch, such as Stranger Things, The Office, and more. Over 167 million people globally are paying subscribers to this entertainment service. Now more than ever, Netflix is launching new shows weekly.

YouTube is an online video-sharing platform where anyone can create a channel and post videos. The company was first founded in February of 2005 and has grown to two billion users worldwide. People can create vlogs, how-to videos, or anything they would like. “I love YouTube so much,” seventh-grader Olivia Mlouk expresses, “during this quarantine, all I do now is do homework and watch YouTube.”

Overall, TikTok, Netflix, and YouTube are flourishing during this quarantine as families are at home bored, seeking entertainment, and turning to these three companies.