/ 15 April 2024

Listening to our elders


TikTok is synonymous with Gen Z, but the younger generation could have some more experienced competition vying for video views… “Mature” Gen X and Boomer users have grown huge audiences of devoted followers as they establish themselves as social media influencers. That includes Australia’s own Robert (80yo) and May (68yo) Leong, who – with the help of their 30yo son Terence – tackle lip-syncing/dance trends and dabble in quick-takes about the latest pop culture news. Their social media account has just over 75,000 followers and has even drawn the attention of one Taylor Swift… Meanwhile, members of Gen Z are putting down their phones and turning to the crafts of yesteryear, with “visible mending” – aka embroidery – on the rise. Everything old is new again…

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