This article shows how easily consumable trends such as “He’s a 10 but…” contribute to building dating discourse around an unachievable ideal and actively invite the audience to judge the statements made by the women involved in these interviews.
In this paper, I will evaluate the trend of faux-vintage photography, questioning the intentions behind the practices of users indulging in nostalgia and the use of vintage editing tools, filters, and effects.
Ring Video Doorbells ensure security for homeowners. Through a discourse analysis of Ring Doorbell videos posted on TikTok, this article answers the question: which privacy issues do video doorbells raise for the person on your doorstep?
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 discusses the diverse range of meanings and interpretations that can be discovered in/ projected onto Sun Yuan & Peng Yu’s artwork Can’t Help Myself by providing the reader with various points of comparison.
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?
Privacy on Tiktok is something that has been subject to many controversies and lawsuits, but paradoxically their usage of accurate data for hyper-personalization is by many users also greatly appreciated.