Baby Ariel‘s social media stardom originated from Musical.ly in 2015. She first downloaded the app out of boredom and quickly gained a following. Musical.ly is a free app for iOS and Android exploded in recent months among teenagers. And not only. The secret? Only one, and as always is the same: fun. It is in fact a social music-themed network: people, especially children and teenagers, sings on a song chosen by the library available in a sort of mute karaoke, thus aiming at maximum virtuosity in “lip sync” synchronization lips, and shares it with their contacts. Not always, though: if you wish, you can also record a traditional video recording that is from the smartphone’s microphone.
Musical.ly has allowed to Baby Ariel to gainh over 17 million followers, she is also popular on Instagram, YouTube, and YouNow. She later joined a collaborative YouTube channel called Our Journey along with Loren Beech, Brennen Taylor, Mario Selman, Weston Koury, Zach Clayton, and Nick Bean. In 2016, she won the first ever Teen Choice Award for Choice Muser.
Musical.ly’s CEO Alex Zhu, former engineer usually rather shy of the German SAP, explained during a recent event to have knowledge that “many users are under 13”. Especially “the top user,” he acknowledged, is, those most appreciated and followed that arrive to collect even millions of followers as such Jacob Sartorius, Loren Gray, Kristen Ancher, Lisa and Lena, Cameron Dallas, Blake Grey and Baby Ariel, of which we are talking here. If you do not have 13 years have 15, little change: recognize them by the crown with which the app certifies their notoriety. As is known, the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 prohibits, except for the putting into practice of a number of precautions that no platform has ever developed, the presence of these sites and apps with a child under 13 years. According to China’s founder, however, parents would trace their children’s activities and in any case there would be nothing to worry about since the app is available to delete accounts at the request of moms and dads: “The risk exists – he said – and we want to solve it. ”