I’ve been fascinated by musical.ly recently. It’s an app that is extremely popular among tweens and young teens, and is mostly used for lip-syncing. There’s a lot to be said about the app, but here is a short thing I said about the way users use hand signs to interpret and perform the songs for my latest research story on Snapchat. Also includes a bonus lipsync of my own – it’s really, really hard to do these, and I think it’s very educational to try. You should too. But you probably don’t need to follow me on musical.ly…

If you want more, take a look at some of the tutorials musical.ly users are making on YouTube!

 

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