New platforms come with new norms and new practices. TikTok has been very influential in shaping a wide range of new social groups, digital practices and norms. In this new diggit file, we group all research on the digital cultures of TikTok
In this paper, discourse analysis is done on two TikTok entries to the inverted filter trend that became very popular in April 2021. By showing facial asymmetry as normal, Aubrey Ober gave a twist to the trend and recycled the trend's meaning.
How does TikTok promote top-down media literacy policies on their platform? And how do users develop their own bottom-up media literacy practises? The 2022 Ukraine conflict offers an interesting case study.
This paper explores mental health content on TikTok, the commodification of this type of content by TikTok creators, and self-diagnosing on social media. What exactly are the risks of performing these private discourses on platforms such as TikTok?
This article takes a closer look at the usage of music on TikTok, how songs can rise to virality on this platform, and what consequences this has for artists and the music industry.
How e-girls online behavior and the mockery towards them create the Internet girls image
This article examines the social construction of "deviance" and in-group/out-group identities on Straight TikTok and Alt Tiktok.
This article looks at how our online communication practices have changed under the Covid-19 crisis. It looks at collective memeing, text chains and Boomer Images to reflect on what connections are being made in these extraordinary times.
This article examines TikTok "e-girls" as an online phenomenon. We examine what kind of posts e-girls make on the medium constructing their identity, and how this identity can be assumed by users who do not identify as part of the e-girl community.
In this article, I analyse the discursive construction of the OK boomer meme, examining its political and ideological significance and its different modes of use in a digital media system.
When the Dutch political party the VVD joined TikTok, reactions varied. Can the VVD effectively reach the youth on TikTok? Or are they missing the point and creating a ludicrous image for themselves?
By now, everyone has heard of it. The term ‘ok boomer’ has gone viral. The term comes from 'Baby Boomer', a name for the generation born between 1946 and 1964. Now, it means something completely different as the 'generation war' rages on.
VSCO girls are a relatively new online phenomenon. Who are they, what do they look like, and who does this group consist of?
Digital media have changed the way we use photography. Pictures are not just about capturing of moments we want to remember anymore, but they are more oriented towards being shared. This article deals with the changes photography is seeing today.
The phenomenon of VSCO girls started in the summer of 2019, but is now already waning. In this article, VSCO girls are approached as a micro-population. Their identity characteristics are examined along with their appreciation online.
In the process of globalization, Tik Tok, the most popular short video and social media app in China, greatly influences China's marginal areas on both government and individual layer.