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BOOKS

[7] Abidin, Crystal. (contracted). Buymylife.com: Vernacular commerce, creation, and culture in Singapore blogshops. NIAS Press.

[6] Abidin, Crystal. (contracted). Please Subscribe! Influencers, Social Media, and the Commodification of Everyday Life. MIT Press.

[5] Tiidenberg, Katrin, Crystal Abidin, and Natalie Ann Hendry. (forthcoming, 2020). tumblr: Curation, Creativity and Community. Cambridge: Polity Press.

[4] Warfield, Katie, Crystal Abidin, and Carolina Cambre (eds). (forthcoming, April 2020). Mediated Interfaces: The Body on Social Media. London: Bloomsbury Academic. <Link>

[3] Leaver, Tama, Tim Highfield, and Crystal Abidin. (forthcoming, December 2019). Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures. Cambridge: Polity Press. <Link>

instagram book coverThis is the first book-length examination of Instagram. Over the course of its seven chapters, we critically examine the platform and its policies, its content and aesthetics, its economies and ecologies, and various cultural practices and uses of Instagram. The book draws together ideas and findings from various datasets and perspectives, including ethnographic work with influencers, studies of birth, death, and identity creation, visual social media, politics and crises, Instagram research methods and ethics, and cultural practices and communities.

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Megan Lindsay Brown (eds). 2018. Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. ISBN: 9781787567504 <Link>

Abidin &amp; Brown (2018) Microcelebrity Around the Globe_Cover In the decade since microcelebrity studies was launched, the landscape of fame on the internet has expanded across digital estates, populations and intensities, labour and practices, products, commodifiable entities, and national spheres. The editors introduce a ten-year anniversary update to the field of microcelebrity studies by re-theorizing microcelebrity considering the under-represented diversity in specific ideo-geographical and socio-cultural domains. Collectively, the chapters rethink the concept of microcelebrity to accommodate developments in global internet governance, the evolution of platform politics, the emergence of hybrid forms of celebrity, and the collapsing networks between old and new media.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. ISBN: 9781787560796 <Link>

abidin_internet-celebrity_coverThe face of internet celebrity is rapidly diversifying and evolving. Online and mainstream celebrity culture are now weaving together, such that breakout stars from one-hit viral videos are able to turn their transient fame into a full-time career. This book presents a framework for thinking about the different forms of internet celebrity that have emerged over the last decade, taking examples from the Global North and South, to consolidate key ideas about cultures of online fame. It discusses the overall landscape, developments and trends in the internet celebrity economy, and cross-cultural lessons.


EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES

[5] Abidin, Crystal, and Joel Gn. (Co-editor). 2018. Histories and Cultures of Emoji Vernacular. First Monday 23(9). <Open Access>

[4] Warfield, Katie, Maria-Carolina Cambre, and Crystal Abidin. (Co-editor). 2016. Me-diated Inter-faces. Social Media + Society 2(2). <Open Access>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. (Editor). 2013. Special Edition: Humanising Collaboration. Limina 18(2). <Open Access>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, et al. (Editorial Collective). 2013. Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference. Limina 19(1). <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal, et al. (Editorial Collective). 2012. Volume 18.1.  Limina 18(1). <Open Access>


PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

[18] Liew, Kai Khiun, and Crystal Abidin. (forthcoming, 2020). “‘Si Geena’ (Brat): Un-social digital juveniles’ episodic resistance in Singapore.” Asiascape: Digital Asia.

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Yes Homo: Gay Influencers, Homonormativity, and Queerbaiting on YouTube.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 33(5): 614-629. DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2019.1644806 <Paywalled | pdf>

[16] Abidin, Crystal, and Joel Gn. 2018. “Between Art and Application: Special Issue on Emoji Epistemology.” First Monday 23(9). DOI: 10.5210/fm.v23i9.9410 <Open Access>

[15] Ask, Kristine, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “My life is a mess: Self-deprecating relatability and collective identities in the memification of student issues.” Information, Communication and Society 21(6): 834-850. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2018.1437204 <Paywalled | pdf>

[14] Abidin, Crystal, and Joel Gwynne. 2017. “Entrepreneurial Selves, Feminine Corporeality, and Lifestyle Blogging in Singapore.” Asian Journal of Social Science 45(4-5): 385-408. DOI: 10.1163/15685314-04504002 <Paywalled | pdf>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “#familygoals: Family Influencers, Calibrated Amateurism, and Justifying Young Digital Labour.” Social Media + Society 3(2): 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/2056305117707191 <Open Access>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Happy #monthsary babe!: Vernacular readings and practices of monthsaries among young couplings on social media.” Networking Knowledge 9(6): 56-73. <Open Access | Video abstract>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Visibility labour: Engaging with Influencers’ fashion brands and #OOTD advertorial campaigns on Instagram.” Media International Australia 161(1): 86-100. DOI: 10.1177/1329878X16665177 <Paywalled | pdf>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Aren’t these just young, rich women doing vain things online?: Influencer selfies as subversive frivolity.” Social Media + Society 2(2): 1-17. DOI: 10.1177/2056305116641342 <Open Access>

[9] Warfield, Katie, Carolina Cambre, and Crystal Abidin. 2016. “Introduction to the Social Media + Society Special Issue on Selfies: Me-diated Inter-faces.” Social Media + Society 2(2): 1-5. DOI: 10.1177/2056305116641344 <Open Access>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Agentic cute (^.^): Pastiching East Asian cute in Influencer commerce.” East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 2(1): 33-47. DOI: 10.1386/eapc.2.1.33_1 <Paywalled | pdf>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, & Technology 8. DOI: 10.7264/N3MW2FFG <Open Access>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Micro-microcelebrity: Branding babies on the Internet.” M/C Journal 18(5). <Open Access>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “‘I also Melayu ok’ – Malay-Chinese women negotiating the ambivalence of biraciality for agentic autonomy.” M/C Journal 17(5). <Open Access>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-BFFs: Assessing women’s ‘perceived interconnectedness’ in Singapore’s commercial lifestyle blog industry.” Global Media Journal Australian Edition 7(1). <Open Access>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “‘Cya IRL’: Researching digital communities online and offline.” Limina 18(2). <Open Access>

[2] Pande, Rukmini, and Crystal Abidin. 2013. “Special Edition (2013): ‘Humanising Collaboration’.” Limina 18(2). <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal, and Eric C. Thompson. 2012. “Buymylife.com: Cyberfemininities and Commercial Intimacy in Blogshops.” Women’s Studies International Forum 35(6): 467-477. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2012.10.005 <Paywalled | pdf>


EDITORIALS & REVIEWS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

[10] Abidin, Crystal. (forthcoming). “Navigating Interdisciplinarity as a Precarious Early Career Researcher.” Cultural Studies Review.

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Tacit Labours of Digital Social Research as an Early Career Researcher.” Journal of Digital Social Research 1(1): 31-34. DOI: 10.33621/jdsr.v1i1.10 <Open Access>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Milner, Ryan M. The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media.” Asiascape: Digital Asia 5(3): 255-257. DOI: 10.1163/22142312-12340097 <Paywalled>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Book Review: Marcel Danesi, The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet.” Discourse and Communication 12(4): 450-453. DOI: 10.1177/1750481318773208b <Paywalled>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Jill Walker Rettberg, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves.” Mobile Media & Communication 4(2): 290-292. DOI: 10.1177/2050157916633942b <Paywalled>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Chris Hudson (2013) Beyond the Singapore Girl: Discourses of Gender and Nation in Singapore.” Asian Journal of Social Science 43(5): 649-663.  DOI: 10.1163/15685314-04305008 <Paywalled>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Ethnography and virtual worlds: a handbook of method, by Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce and T.L. Taylor.” Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology 25(3): 306-308. DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2014.943138 <Paywalled >

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Book Review: Romit Dasgupta, Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities.” Limina 19(1). <Open Access>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Rukmini Pande. 2013. “Exclusivity: Research in Practice – Interview with Professor Gilbert Herdt.” Limina 19(1). <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal, and Rukmini Pande. 2012. “History in Practice Interview – Prof. Susan Broomhall.” Limina 18(1). <Open Access>


PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

[18] Abidin, Crystal. (forthcoming, 2020). “Hanging out at home as a lifestyle: YouTube home tour vlogs in East Asia.” Pp. 122-131 in The Routledge Companion to Media and Class, edited by Erika Polson, Lynn Schofield Clark, and Radhika Gajjala. London and New York: Routledge. <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[17] Moon, Jung, and Crystal Abidin. (forthcoming, 2020). “Online Ajumma: Self-presentations of contemporary elderly women via digital media in Korea.” Pp. tbd in Me-diated Inter-faces: The Body on Social Media, edited by Katie Warfield, Crystal Abidin, and Carolina Cambre. London: Bloomsbury Academic. <Chapters | pdf | Book>

[16] Abidin, Crystal. (forthcoming, 2020). “Preschool stars on YouTube: Child microcelebrities, Commercially viable biographies, and Interactions with technology.” Pp. tbd in The Routledge Companion of Children and Digital Media, edited by Lelia Green, Donell Holloway, Leslie Haddon, Kylie Stevenson, and Tama Leaver. London and New York: Routledge. <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[15] Abidin, Crystal. (accepted). (forthcoming, 2020). “Growing up and growing old on the internet: Influencer life courses and the internet as home.” Pp. tbd in title tbd, edited by Annette Markham and Katrin Tiidenberg. Digital Formations Series, Peter Lang. <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[14] Kanai, Akane, Crystal Abidin, and Matthew Hart. (forthcoming, 2020). “Practices, Privacy, and Privileges: Conducting Research on Tumblr.” Pp. tbd in A Tumblr Book: Platform and Cultures, edited by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, Indira Neill. Michigan: University of Michigan Press. <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Victim, Rival, Bully: Influencers’ narrative cultures around cyber-bullying.” Pp. 199-212 in Narratives in Research and Interventions on Cyberbullying among Young People, edited by Heidi Vandebosch and Lelia Green. New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04960-7_13 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[12] Abidin, Crystal, and Rob Cover. 2019. “Gay, famous and Working Hard on YouTube: Influencers, queer microcelebrity publics, and discursive activism.” Pp. 217-231 in Youth, Sexuality and Sexual Citizenship, edited by Peter Aggleton, Rob Cover, Deana Leahy, Daniel Marshall, and Mary Lou Rasmussen. London and New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781351214742-20 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[11] Limkangvanmongkol, Vimviriya, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “Net idols and beauty bloggers’ negotiations of race, commerce, and cultural customs: Emergent microcelebrity genres in Thailand.” Pp. 95-106 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-78756-749-820181009 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Origin stories: An ethnographic account of researching microcelebrity.” Pp. 71-81 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-78756-749-820181006 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[9] Şimşek, Burcu, Crystal Abidin, and Megan Lindsay Brown. 2018. “Musical.ly and microcelebrity among girls.” Pp. 47-56 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-78756-749-820181004 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[8] Abidin, Crystal, and Megan Lindsay Brown. 2018. “Introduction.” Pp. 1-18 in Microcelebrity Around the Globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame, edited by Crystal Abidin and Megan Lindsay Brown. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-78756-749-820181001 <Chapterpdf | Book>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Young people and digital grief etiquette.” Pp. 160-174 in A Networked Self: Birth, Life, Death, edited by Zizi Papacharissi. London and New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315202129-10 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “‘Just Asian’? Inscribing East Asian mixed race in Australia.” Pp. 84-100 in Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, edited by Farida Fozdar and Kirsten McGavin. London: Routledge. <Chapterpdf | Book>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Vote for my selfie: Politician selfies as charismatic engagement.” Pp. 75-87 in Selfie Citizenship, edited by Adi Kuntsman. London: Palgrave Pivot. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45270-8_9 <Chapter | pdfBook >

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Sex Bait: Sex talk on commercial blogs as informal sexuality education.” Pp. 493-508 in Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education, edited by Louisa Allen and Mary Lou Rasmussen. London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-40033-8_24 <Chapter | pdf | Book>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Influencer Extravaganza: A decade of commercial ‘lifestyle’ microcelebrities in Singapore.” Pp. 158-168 in Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, edited by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Genevieve Bell, and Anne Galloway. London: Routledge. <pdf | Book>

[2] Abidin, Crystal, and Mart Ots. 2016. “Influencers Tell All? Unravelling Authenticity and Credibility in a Brand Scandal.” Pp. 153-161 in Blurring the Lines: Market-driven and Democracy-driven Freedom of Expression, edited by Maria Edström, Andrew T Kenyon, and Eva-Maria Svensson. Göteborg: Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research. <pdfOpen Access book | Purchase book>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#In$tagLam: Instagram as a repository of taste, a brimming marketplace, a war of eyeballs.” Pp. 119-128 in Mobile Media Making in the Age of Smartphones, edited by Marsha Berry and Max Schleser. New York: Palgrave Pivot. Part of DOI: 10.1057/9781137469816 <pdf | Book>


SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

[15] Abidin, Crystal, Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Tim Highfield, and Kate Milner. 2018. “Pictogramic cultures and economies on the internet.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 19: The 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[14] Leaver, Tama, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “From YouTube to TV, and Back Again: Viral video child stars and media flows in the era of social media.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 19: The 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers.<Open Access | Video abstract>

[13] Tiidenberg, Katrin, and Crystal Abidin. 2018. “Unsalable popularity: Economies of NSFW visibility on Tumblr.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 19: The 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Yes Homo: Gay Influencers, Celebrity, and Activism on YouTube.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 19: The 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Towards a theory of cross-media networked microcelebrity: Of bedrooms, blogsites, broadcasts, and boardrooms.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 18: The 18th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[10] Ask, Kristine, and Crystal Abidin. 2017. “My life is a mess: Self-deprecating relatability and the memefication of student publics.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 18: The 18th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Gross is the new like: Allure, visceral camp, and carnivalesque commerce in grotesque microcelebrity.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Link>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Sorry not sorry: Influencers, shamelebrity, and para-apologetic transgressions.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Grief hype-jacking: Global events, publicity grieving, and visibility practices.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Link>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Queer Influencers: Personal illustrations amidst repressive sexuality education.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 17: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Internet (in)famous: The mystification and folklore of microcelebrification.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 16: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[4] Ots, Mart, and Crystal Abidin. 2015. “Commercialism, audience intimacy and brand credibility in fashion blogging.” Communicative democracy: Protecting, promoting and developing free speech in the digital era. <pdf | Conference> 

[3] Abidin, Crystal, and Mart Ots. 2015. “The Influencer’s dilemma: The shaping of new brand professions between credibility and commerce.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Aug 2015. <pdf | Conference>

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Privacy for Profit: Commodifying Privacy in Lifestyle Blogging.” Selected Papers of Internet Research 15: The 15th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. <Open Access>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “#lifeisgood: Understanding Social Currency in the Female Commercial Blog Industry in Singapore.” ISA eSymposium for Sociology 2013, isa.e-Forum. Dec 2013. <pdf>


OTHER SCHOLARLY WRITING

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Please subscribe! Influencers, social media, and the commodification of everyday life.” PhD Thesis (Anthropology & Sociology, Communication & Media Studies). <Abstract | Link>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “Buymylife.com: Cyber-femininities, Homo-social Desire & Power.” Honours Thesis (Sociology & Gender Studies), National University of Singapore.


POPULAR MEDIA & PRESS

[46] Abidin, Crystal. (forthcoming, 2019). “From populist factoids to ethnographic minutiae: Ethnography in the Influencer industry.”

[45] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “From YouTube to TV, and Back Again: Viral Video Child Stars and Media Flows in the Era of Social Media.” Cyborgology, 4 June 2019. <Link | pdf>

[44] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Three opposing barometers between the digital news media and influencers.” Cyborgology, 5 February 2019. <Link | pdf>

[43] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “What you need to know about the rapidly changing world of internet celebrity.” Huffington Post, 25 September 2018. <Link | pdf>

[42] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Shadow Economies Of The Influencer Industry.” Minute Hack, 19 September 2018. <Link | pdf>

[41] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “What is an internet celebrity any way?” Cyborgology, 13 September 2018. <Link | pdf>

[40] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “5 Misconceptions about internet celebrities by Crystal Abidin.” Female First, 31 July 2018. <Link | pdf>

[39] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “What Student Problem Memes Tell Us About Student Life Today.” Cyborgology, 21 May 2018. <Link | pdf>

[38] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Layers of Identity.” Real Life, 16 April 2018. <Link | Introduction | pdf>

[37] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Politica e Poetica a Singapore (Politics and Poetics in Singapore).” Paronama, 3 March 2018. <Link | Introduction | pdf>

[36] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Elderly Influencers in East Asia.” Cyborgology, 7 February 2018. <Link | pdf>

[35] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Somewhere Between Here and There: Goldilocking Between Fieldwork and Academia.” anthro{dendum}, 29 January 2018. <Link | pdf>

[34] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Private Messages from the Field.” anthro{dendum}, 19 January 2018. <Link | pdf>

[33] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Public Shaming, Peer Surveillance, and the Profitability of Internet Drama.” Mynah Magazine #2, pp. 62-75, January 2018. <Excerpt | Buy | Read>

[32] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Not just another Gangnam Style: Framing politics and internet celebrity in East Asia.” Anthropology News, American Anthropological Association, 24 October 2017. <Link | pdf>

[31] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Instagram, Finstagram, and Calibrated Amateurism.” Cyborgology, 18 September 2017. <Link | pdf>

[30] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Recent developments in the global Influencer industry.” Cyborgology, 19 July 2017. <Link | pdf>

[29] Leaver, Tama, and Crystal Abidin. 2017. “When exploiting kids for cash goes wrong on YouTube: the lessons of DaddyOFive.” The Conversation, 2 May 2017. <Link | German trans. | pdf | Video abstract>

[28] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “YouTuber Influencers vs. Legacy Media: PewDiePie, Weaponized microcelebrity, and Cross-media politics.” Cyborgology, 22 February 2017. <Link | pdf>

[27] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Micro-microcelebrity: famous babies and business on the internet.” Parenting for a Digital Future, LSE Blogs, 20 January 2017. <Link | pdf>

[26] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “Code-switching and linguistic acrobatics on the internet.” Cyborgology, 13 January 2017. <Link | pdf>

[25] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Every Place at Once.” Real Life, 17 November 2016. <Link | Re-feature | pdf>

[24] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “From Subversive Frivolity to Normativity: A lineage of Trump memes.” Cyborgology, 15 November 2016. <Link | pdf>

[23] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Eyewitness virality, Racism, and Journalistic responsibility.” Cyborgology, 2 November 2016. <Link | pdf>

[22] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Young People and Grief in Digital Spaces.” Edgeryders, 11 October 2016. <Link | pdf>

[21] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen and the Lifecycle of Internet Virality.” Cyborgology, 29 September 2016. <Link | pdf>

[20] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Grief hype-jacking and Saturation fatigue.” Cyborgology, 12 September 2016. <Link | pdf>

[19] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Gross is the new like? Grotesque microcelebrity and carnivalesque commerce.” Cyborgology, 24 August 2016. <Link | pdf>

[18] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Anonymous and trolling in context: An interview with Gabriella Coleman.” PopAnth, 13 April 2016. <Link | pdf>

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “It’s a blog eat blog world.” Asian Creative Transformations, 6 February 2015. <pdf>

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Biracials speak out! The inside world of everyday chameleons.” PopAnth, 3 February 2015. <Link | pdf>

[15] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “The rise of the selfie and the monetization of social media.” The List, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National (RN), 12 November 2014. <Link | pdf>

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Microcelebrity Social Media Selfies.” Selfie Researchers, 28 September 2014. <Link | pdf>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “A day in the life of a Selfies Researcher.” Selfie Researchers, 27 September 2014. <Link | pdf>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Off Stage/On Stage.” The Q: Quarterly Newsletter of the Australian Anthropological Society, March 2014. <Link | pdf>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “#hashtagmylife.” PopAnth, 27 February 2014. <Link | pdf>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Celebrity blogshop models – Performing cyber-femininity.” socphd, 30 December 2013. <Link | pdf>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-femininities.” Murdoch University Postgraduate Student Association (MUPSA), 28 August 2013.

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “A day in the life of a postgrad.” Postscript, Spring 2013.

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Cyber-femininities.” socphd, 27 August 2013. <Link | pdf>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Blog bank for the buck.” Gushcloud, 18 April 2013. <Link>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Wanna up your game in the blogosphere?” Gushcloud, 15 April 2013. <Link>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Why are some blogshops more successful than others?” socphd, 11 April 2013. <Link | pdf>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2012. “How do you make the most of your supervisor?” Postscript, Spring 2012.

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “When mummy is buddy too.” The New Paper, 30 January 2011.

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “New’s kid on the blog.” The New Paper, 9 January 2011.



SELECTIONS FROM WISHCRYS.COM

[36] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Minority influencers, Satire, and Subversive frivolity.” wishcrys.com, 31 July 2019. <Link>

[35] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Influencers vs. Creators, Journalists vs. Academics, USA vs. The World.” wishcrys.com, 3 June 2019. <Link>

[34] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “Quick Thoughts on Influencers and Gender.” wishcrys.com, 30 May 2019. <Link>

[33] Abidin, Crystal. 2019. “K-pop social media, (Anti-)fan labour, and Networks of (mis)information.” wishcrys.com, 11 April 2019. <Link>

[32] Abidin, Crystal. 2018. “Where is the Money on Tumblr? (Part 1).” wishcrys.com, 27 May 2018. <Link>

[31] Abidin, Crystal. 2017. “YouTuber Influencers vs. Legacy Media: PewDiePie, Weaponized microcelebrity, and Cross-media politics.” wishcrys.com, 22 February 2017. <Link>

[30] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen and the Lifecycle of Internet Virality.” wishcrys.com, 29 September 2016. <Link>

[29] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “2006-2016: From Lonelygirl15 to Lil Miquela.” wishcrys.com, 19 September 2016. <Link>

[28] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “#RIPSRNathan and Young People’s Social Memory on Twitter.” wishcrys.com, 23 August 2016. <Link>

[27] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Joseph Schooling and the Rush to Backstory a Champion.” wishcrys.com, 14 August 2016. <Link | Video abstract>

[26] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Joseph Schooling and the Politics of Belonging in Singapore.” wishcrys.com, 13 August 2016. <Link | Video abstract>

[25] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Singaporeans React to the National Day Parade #NDP2016 on Twitter.” wishcrys.com, 10 August 2016. <Link | Video abstract>

[24] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “A few shifts in the Influencer industry.” wishcrys.com, 4 August 2016. <Link | Video abstract>

[23] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “#ThoughtsAndPrayers, Grief hype-jacking, and Saturation fatigue.” wishcrys.com, 20 July 2016. <Link>

[22] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Coupling and Legitimacy in Singapore: Trans bodies, Unwed parents, and Wedding branding.” wishcrys.com, 14 April 2016. <Link>

[21] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Eyewitness virality, Racism and Journalistic responsibility.” wishcrys.com, 5 April 2016. <Link>

[20] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “Instagram Reacts to the Brussels Attacks.” wishcrys.com, 22 March 2016. <Link>

[19] Abidin, Crystal. 2016. “The First Hour Post-#JakartaBlasts on Instagram.” wishcrys.com, 14 January 2016. <Link>

[18] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Quick Thoughts on #SanBernardino on Instagram.” wishcrys.com, 3 December 2015. <Link>

[17] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “#PorteOuverte, Instagram algorithms, and Emergent tropes.” wishcrys.com, 14 November 2015. <Link>

[16] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Digital detox, Media panics, and What’s next.” wishcrys.com, 5 November 2015. <Link>

[15] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Essena O’Neill, Authenticity, and Vlog wars.” wishcrys.com, 4 November 2015. <Link>

[14] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “The #LoveWins Weekend on 9GAG.” wishcrys.com, 30 June 2015. <Link>

[13] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the Spectacle of Death: The first twelve hours on social media.” wishcrys.com, 23 March 2015. <Link>

[12] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “The Politics of Press Lexicon: Chapel Hill Shooting.” wishcrys.com, 12 February 2015. <Link>

[11] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Instagramming Instagram’s Downtime.” wishcrys.com, 30 January 2015. <Link>

[10] Abidin, Crystal. 2015. “Memetic Tropes on #CharlieHedbo on Instagram.” wishcrys.com, 9 January 2015. <Link>

[9] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Authenticity on Instagram.” wishcrys.com, 31 December 2014. <Link>

[8] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “The Great Instagram Purge: Chaos, Currency, and Commerciality.” wishcrys.com, 19 December 2014. <Link>

[7] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “Semiotica Dramatica and a Resistance Ecology on Site: #OccupyCentral at Causeway Bay and Admiralty.” wishcrys.com, 25 November 2014. <Link | Podcast>

[6] Abidin, Crystal. 2014. “An Organic #OccupyCentral Timeline On-site at Admiralty.” wishcrys.com, 24 November 2014. <Link>

[5] Abidin, Crystal. 2013. “Establishing Blogger Social Currency through Hashtags and Tags.” wishcrys.com, 15 October 2013. <Link>

[4] Abidin, Crystal. 2011. “Approaching LiveJournal as an Anthropologist.” wishcrys.com, 4 April 2011. <Link>

[3] Abidin, Crystal. 2008. “A Look at Celebrity Entertainment Channels.” wishcrys.com, 29 September 2008. <Link>

[2] Abidin, Crystal. 2008. “Rorikon Figurines: How They Survive and Their Interpretations in a Strict Singapore.” wishcrys.com, 28 March 2008. <Link>

[1] Abidin, Crystal. 2008. “Uniquely Singaporean music?” wishcrys.com, 19 March 2008. <Link>


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