TikTok Academic Sources

This is a bibliography of scholarly publications on TikTok (the international version of the app, as opposed to Douyin) compiled by members of the TikTok Cultures Research Network. To contribute to this list, please contact us. Last updated 30 April 2021.

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Book Chapters

  • Chakraborty Imon, Kapoor Unnati, & Ilavarasan P. Vigneswara. (2020) There Is Nothing Real! A Study of Nonuse of TikTok in India. In Sharma S.K., Dwivedi Y.K., Metri B., Rana N.P. (eds) Re-imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation. TDIT 2020. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 618. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64861-9_26
  • Collie, Natalie & Wilson-Barnao, Caroline. (2020). Playing with TikTok: algorithmic culture and the future of creative work. In Hearn, Greg (ed) The Future of Creative Work: Creativity and Digital Disruption. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, UK & USA. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839101106
  • Mackenzie, Sorcha Avalon & Nicholas, David. (2020). Finding ‘places to be bad’ in social media: the case of TikTok. In Nicholas, David & Perillo, Sophie (eds) Urban Australia and Post-Punk. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9702-9_22
  • Shutsko, Aliaksandra. (2020). User-generated short video content in social media. A case study of TikTok. In Metselwitz G. (eds) Social Computing and Social Media. Participation, user experience, consumer experience and applications of social computing. HCII 2020. Lecture notes in Computer Science, vol 12195, Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-49576-3_8

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Conference Papers

  • Bandy, Jack & Diakopoulos. Nicholas. (2020). #TulsaFlop: A case study of algorithmically-influenced collective action on TikTok. Paper presented at the FAccTRec Workshop on Responsible Recommendation. arXiv:2012.07716
  • Bhandari, Aparajita & Bimo, Sara. (2020). TikTok and the ‘algorithmized self’: a new model of online interaction. Paper presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual: AoIR. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/11172/9856
  • Kaye, D. Bondy Valdovinos, Rodriguez, Aleesha & Wikström. (2020). Does anyone know who made this?: commenting cultures on TikTok. In Abidin, Crystal (2020). ‘Please read the comments’: commenting cultures across platforms. Paper presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual: AoIR. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/11109/9744
  • Kaye, D. Bondy Valdovinos, Rodriguez, Aleesha & Wikström. (2020). You made this? I made this: cultures of (mis)attribution on TikTok. Paper presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual: AoIR. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/11354/9930
  • Khoa, Nghi Hoang, Phan The Duy, Hien, Do Hoang, Do, Thi Thu Hien and Pham, Van-Hau. (2020). Forensic analysis of TikTok application to seek digital artifacts on Android smartphone. Paper presented at 2020 RIVF International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies (RIVF), Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/RIVF48685.2020.9140739
  • Klug, Daniel. (2020). “It took me almost 30 minutes to practice this”. Performance and production practices in dance challenge videos on TikTok. Paper presented at NCA 106th Annual Convention: Communication at the Crossroads, November 19 -22, 2020, Indianapolis. https://doi.org/10.33767/osf.io/j8u9v
  • Lin, Jian. (2020). One app, two versions: TikTok and the platformization from China. Paper presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual: AoIR. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/11357/9932
  • Patricio Domingues, Ruben Nogueira, José Carlos Francisco, & Miguel Frade. (2020). Post-mortem digital forensic artifacts of TikTok Android App. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2020) – Virtual Event, Ireland. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patricio_Domingues/publication/343856173_Post-mortem_digital_forensic_artifacts_of_TikTok_Android_App/links/5f48e034299bf13c5046cd85/Post-mortem-digital-forensic-artifacts-of-TikTok-Android-App.pdf
  • Serrano, Juan Carlos Medina, Papakyriakopoulos, Orestis, Heglich, Simon. (2020). Dancing to the partisan beat: A first analysis of political communication on TikTok. Paper presented at 12th International ACM Web Science Conference – Southampton, UK. https://arxiv.org/pdf/2004.05478.pdf
  • Simpson, Ellen & Semann, Bryan (2021). For You, or For “You”?: Everyday LGBTQ+ encounters with TikTok. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/3432951
  • Sun, Li, Zhang, Haoqi, Zhang, Songyang & Luo, Jiebo. (2020). Content-based analysis of the cultural differences between TikTok and Douyin. Paper presented at IEEE Big Data 2020 Conference – Virtual. https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.01414
  • Tang, Dihua. (2019). The new situation of marketing in the self-media era – Taking TikTok as an example. Proceedings of the 2019 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Social Sciences (pp. 1557-1560). https://doi:10.25236/iwass.2019.281
  • Vickery, Jacqueline Ryan. (2020). The memeification of #schoolshootings in the U.S.: youth, TikTok, and playful mediated bodies. Paper presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual: AoIR. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/11357/9932
  • Wang, Yu-Huan, Gu-Tian-Jun, Wang-Shyang-Yuh. (2020). Causes and Characteristics of Short Video Platform Internet Community Taking the TikTok Short Video Application as an Example. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (pp. 1-2). https://doi: 10.1109/ICCE-TW46550.2019.8992021

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Theses and Miscellaneous Journals

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