Research + News | Topic: TikTok

Mark Zuckerberg Is Blowing Up Instagram To Try And Catch TikTok

The CEO of Meta Platforms needs Reels—his short-form video feature—to fund his metaverse, and you can smell his desperation from Beijing. Read the article here.

From “Sounds” To Millions Of Streams: How TikTok Became A Major Player In The Musical Ecosystem

TikTok’s influential algorithm has the power to elevate talent from obscurity or low-level fame, and take older music to the top of the streaming charts. Read the article here.

‘Herping’ On TikTok Makes Georgia Teens Famous

Two Augusta teens are making headlines by doing something kids used to do all the time: going outside. Read the article here.

Why Teens Are Self-Diagnosing On TikTok

The social media platform has become the psychiatrist’s couch for Gen Z. Read the article here.

Is TikTok Dangerous For Teens?

Parents, make sure your kids understand that a TikTok video is not authoritative, even it has 10 million likes. Read the blog post from Leonard Sax here.

Facebook Has Another Reason To Worry About TikTok After New Teen Survey

Facebook parent company Meta is doing everything in its power to get teens to love its myriad services, but a new survey shows the social networking giant is losing to viral short-video platform TikTok. Read the article here.

TikTok Trend Misfires After Teens Trying #OrbeezChallenge Charged With Aggravated Assault

The trend encourages people to use airsoft guns to shoot the small gel beads at people nearby. Read the article here.

The Twitching Generation

Around the world, doctors have noticed teenage patients reporting the sudden onset of tics. Is this the first illness spread by social media? Read the article here.

A Child’s TikTok Stardom Opens Doors. Then A Gunman Arrives.

Their daughter’s online venture plunged a Florida family into a nightmare, but they decided not to pull the plug. Read the article here.

Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll

Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.