In the last couple of months, various strands of my research work have been consulted for or cited in the press. Here is a selection.
On kid influencers:
“How Parents of Child Influencers Package Their Kids’ Lives for Instagram.” The Atlantic, 28 February 2019. <Article> / Read also in French via Slate FR and Ozinzen, or in Chinese via Sina 财经头条.
“Are You Into Sharenting?” Katie Couric Media, 25 April 2019. <Link> / Read also this summary via @wishcrys.
See also this threaded summary with links to academic research on the history and evolution of child influencers via @wishcrys.
On social media influencers and emergent trends:
“Crystal Abidin: On world of internet celebrity.” The Jakarta Post, 8 April 2019. <Link | pdf>
“‘It’s genuine, you know?’: why the online influencer industry is going ‘authentic’.” The Guardian, 5 April 2019. <Link> / Read also in French via La Fiva, or in Chinese via YY乐享.
“The Case Against Following Social Media Influencers.” Medium, 28 March 2019. <Article>
“The Gentle Side of Twitch.” Gizmodo, 24 April 2019. <Link>
“Striking a chord through humour: What’s in a meme?” The Straits Times, 20 April 2019. <Link>