Teenagers' eating habits are influenced by TikTok videos.
This research explores how teenagers interacted with food-related TikTok content and how this influenced their eating behavior and practices. We show how teenagers think of healthy eating and what actions they took after being inspired by TikTok. We find that teenagers take inspiration from TikTok food content in different temporal stages, from immediately trying out new food items to long-term diet planning. We discuss potential design opportunities to support teenagers’ social use of TikTok food content in online and offline contexts.
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Christina Chung (Advisor), Stephen Sher (Researcher)Publication:
Chun-Han Wang, Stephen Tsung-Han Sher, Kelly Janek, Isabela Salman,and Chia-Fang Chung. 2022. “TikTok Made Me Do It”: Teenagers’ Perceptionand Use of Food Content on TikTok. In Interaction Design and Children (IDC’22), June 27–30, 2022, Braga, Portugal. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages.https://doi.org/10.1145/3501712.3535290Links: Publication