Research + News | Topic: TikTok
May 26, 2022
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.
May 25, 2022
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.
May 12, 2022
‘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.
Apr 27, 2022
Why Teens Are Self-Diagnosing On TikTok
The social media platform has become the psychiatrist’s couch for Gen Z. Read the article here.
Apr 11, 2022
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.
Apr 7, 2022
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.
Mar 25, 2022
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.
Mar 10, 2022
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.
Feb 18, 2022
A Child’s TikTok Stardom Opens Doors. Then A Gunman Arrives.
Feb 15, 2022
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.