#114: Paper Thin Walls

Last week, Taylor Lorenz wrote about the explosion of videos filmed in the bathroom on TikTok. “Videos shot in the bathroom consistently outperform those shot elsewhere, many creators say,” because bathrooms have mirrors, good lighting, and favorable acoustics, among other qualities. People have been performing in front of their bathrooms long before that was “content”—before there was a platform for sharing it with the world—but TikTok has finally turned the bathroom inside out, transforming that most private and solitary domestic enclave into a public stage, the most important room in the Hype House. A week before that piece, John Herrman

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