Research + News | Topic: TikTok

12-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Found Dead After Participating In TikTok ‘Blackout Challenge,’ Reports Say

A 12-year-old boy from Oklahoma died this week after participating in a dangerous social media trend on TikTok, according to a local TV report. Read the article here.

TikTok Made Me Buy It

The video app is causing products to blow up — and flame out — faster than ever. Read the article here.

Meet The Teens Running Fan Pages For 2000s TV Shows That Aired When They Were Babies

Teens are running TikTok and Instagram fan pages for TV shows that aired in the 2000s. Read the article here.

TikTok’s Catfish Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Several creators have been called out for faking their age and their race. Read the article here.

TikTok Ranks High For Driving Female Gen Z Purchases

Recommendations from family/friends and TikTok videos are among the top drivers of product purchases among Gen Z females, according to the 2021 IRI Gen Z survey. Read the article here.

Police Arrest 150 ‘Unruly’ Teenagers After Thousands Gather For TikTok Star’s Birthday

More than 150 people were arrested after a crowd of around 2,500 assembled for a TikTok influencer’s birthday party in California’s Huntington Beach, creating a ruckus, including hurling fireworks and rocks at the police. Read the article here.

SiriusXM Is Starting A TikTok Music Channel To Appeal To The Teens

Sirius, which owns Pandora and the podcasting company Stitcher, announced a new partnership with the social video app today that’ll bring TikTok-popularized music to the satellite radio provider. Read the article here.

More Gen Zers Now Use TikTok Than Instagram In The US

In 2023, TikTok will surpass Snapchat in total US users. Read the article here.

What To Know About TikTok Therapy

During the pandemic, some Gen Zers have turned to TikTok for mental health advice and information. Read the article here.

What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It

Out of touch? Basic? A new term to describe a certain aesthetic is gaining popularity on TikTok. Read the full article here.