TikTok: What you should know about CoreCore

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If you’ve been scrolling on TikTok as of late, you may have come across the viral hashtag #corecore on your “For You” page.

And if you took a peek at what content the hashtag is associated with, you may have seen a video just like this one:

Click to watch here: Yea (@human187482017949) | TikTok

“Oh, that’s really sad,” you may think to yourself.

You keep looking through videos, and you come across another one followed by another one.

The videos, at first glance, may seem like meaningless collages of juxtaposed content that connect to a main message of social commentary.

However, there may be a deeper purpose.

What exactly is CoreCore?

CoreCore, which has over 371 million views on TikTok, is described by the Urban Dictionary as a “deconstructed art” of visual clips that invoke certain emotions “that you develop your own meaning to.”

The term itself also made an appearance on Tumblr back in 2020, but on TikTok, the hashtag dates back to July 2022. Still, the video trend seems to have grown in the most recent weeks.

“CoreCore” is also considered a play on the online niches that are described as something-“core.”

For example, if you are someone who loves beauty, it might be described as “BeautyCore.”

Other editing styles on TikTok also take on the “core” suffix.

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