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The TikTok App: Tiktokology

Ologies , Alie Ward, Hank Green

5 mins

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In this episode of comedic science podcast Ologies, host Alie Ward meets with popular TikTok personality Hank Green to discuss the app, the algorithm, and the science behind scrolling.


The TikTok App: Tiktokology

The TikTok App: Tiktokology

by Ologies


Since its rise in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, TikTok has taken the world by storm and changed the social media landscape. What was once an app used primarily by high school students has grown into a platform featuring professional content creators like Hank Green.

Green is the host of YouTube series Crash Course and SciShow and author of New York Times bestselling books An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor. On Ologies, Alie Ward chats to experts about the science behind their obsessions. In Tiktokology, Ward talks to Green about his work on the platform and the scientific reasons behind TikTok addiction.

Favorite quote

I like to do the things that other people on TikTok do, which is jokes and using the very rapidly evolving inside joke and meme space of TikTok to sort of feel like you are part of a moment.

- Hank Green

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