A peek into the topics buzzing at Cassandra

It’s that time of the week again! Fridays come and go but we never miss our weekly recap of viral conversations! Culture moves fast, so we at Cassandra keep our eyes and ears open to catch the most relevant topics young people can’t stop talking about online. Today, we will bring you down the rabbit hole of a 50 part viral TikTok storytime, talk about a record breaking basketball star, and try to figure out what happened to the most popular generative AI tool right now —all this and more in this week’s edition of Viral News!


Some say that younger generations don’t have the attention span to sit through a long movie but has anyone thought about making films a 51 part storytime cut into 10 min clips on TikTok? Well over 122 Million views confirm that this might be just the right formula —given you have the right storyteller, of course. Reesa Teesa, a woman who took it to TikTok to share the complete and detailed story of how she fell in love, married, and divorced a pathological liar, has been dominating the online conversation for the past couple of days. Her charisma hooked us since the introduction and first video of her playlist named “Who TF did I marry” and viewers couldn’t stop watching once they started. POVs, recaps, and commentary has taken over the clock app proving once again that there’s nothing more interesting than a detailed step-by-step story with a great narrator. Hope you get your London trip, Reesa!


Women in sports have become the talk of the town in the past few years so much so that we see headlines showing more female audiences filling stadiums in Korea or increasing the numbers of the Super Bowl viewership. The most recent rave in the world of collegiate sports, specifically women's basketball, keeps bringing up one name: Caitlin Clark. The Iowa player has been successful not only breaking records, but also pulling attention from audiences, new followers to the sport, and a reference to young girls wanting to break into collegiate basketball. The already legendary 22-year-old player has been a phenomenon since her high school years and she has only gone up since. This week she became the No. 1 career scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history, reaching 3,528 points this Thursday against the Michigan Wolverines.


Ever since the generative AI tool became available to the public, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been the center of online discourse and heated discussions. This week, it is refreshing to see that amidst all the chaos the text-to-video functionality released by the company created, the controversy came from another front. A funny one. This week, the AI chatbot became the source of jokes and frustration when it started going berserk and went into full-hallucination-mode. For many users, ChatGPT suddenly started speaking Spanglish, offering incoherent statements, or went out and shared fully wrong information. On TikTok, Reddit, and X, users around the globe focused on spreading the news like wildfire and suddenly the internet was filled with examples of this unprecedented phenomenon. OpenAI hasn’t shared any clear explanation of what happened but assured everyone the service is back to normal, with some speculating about a possible hack or hardware issues. Nothing has been confirmed. Mientras tanto, we swear we didn't usamos ChatGPT to escribir este post.