BDN interviews Ippolito about how TikTok works

In a story about how two Maine homesteaders gained fame on TikTok, the Bangor Daily News interviewed Jon Ippolito about how the popular social media platform works and how it has become a tool for sharing information. “That format encourages a direct conversation with a standing or moving or dancing figure rather than a posed figure,” said Ippolito, a professor of new media at the University of Maine, adding that other platforms lack that intimacy.