This is a research project at Indiana University Bloomington (2021). 

Overview: 
The media and food trends have always played a crucial role in shaping people’s eating habits, especially teenagers, whose eating habits are more influenced by peers and the social media than ever. TikTok, as the most downloaded application from 2018 to 2020, is a video-based social media, and has 25 percent of teenage users. It is a platform where young ‘food stars’ are born. As teenagers flood into this application, using short video clips as a form of food content sharing, it is an ideal opportunity for research on teenage healthy food cultures. This study explores teenage users' behavior of using Tiktok and how it influences their eating habits. 

Methods: 
- Survey
- Persona
- Semi-Structured Interviews

Collaborators: Christina Chung (research advisor)

Results: 
This research looks into how teenagers' consumption of food content affects their everyday eating habits, and serves as information for social media policies/function development. 
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