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By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Quirky premise builds interest-based groups for TikTok fans.

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Is It Any Good?

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"Cult" gimmick attracted downloads of this solid idea, but the lag and bugs disappoint. There's nothing original here, either. The content is recycled from other social media sites, some of it poor-quality screen recordings. Communities load slowly and videos lag. The cult idea distracts from what Stepchickens could do well (and was originally designd to do) -- give teens a place to build private communities to share their favorite content. It just falls short of being worthwhile and looks too much like a TikTok clone. It's definitely a great example of how much influence TikTok stars have with their fans, and how deep some of the subcultures can go. An app like Stepchickens is a great opportunity for parents to ask their kids about their online life and get a window into their world.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 1, 2020
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: blink
  • Version: 1.2.11
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.1 or later
  • Last updated: June 8, 2020

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