For inquiries email crystalabidin[at]gmail[dot]com.



“Sharenting en privacy: tips om de digitale rechten van kinderen te respecteren (Sharenting and privacy: Tips to respect children’s digital rights)” Dieponderzoek, 27 October 2017. <Article>

“Crystal Abidin presents research about young children in viral social media videos and their crossover into the television industry.” MMTC News, 25 September 2017. <Article>

“From YouTube to TV and Back Again.” Particle, 19 September 2017. <Article>

“Crystal Abidin’s research about Chinese photo-editing app MeituXiuxiu quoted by media.” MMTC News, 13 September 2017. <Article>

“How social media videos turn children into viral sensations.” Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National (RN), 11 September 2017. <Audio>

“Postdoctoral Fellow Crystal Abidin interviewed by radio show.” MMTC News, 28 August 2017. <Article>

“Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy.” The Conversation, 25 August 2017. <Audio>

“Dr. Crystal Abidin joins MMTC as postdoctoral researcher.” MMTC News, 23 August 2017. <Article>

“Slime safety: concerns about the latest online craze.” Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National (RN), 3 May 2017. <Audio | Transcription>

“Onlife: il mio Speciale Tg1 su come il digitale sta cambiando noi esseri umani (Onlife: Special TG1 episode on how the digital is changing us humans).” Speciale Tg1 RaiTV, 29 January 2017. <Site | YouTube>

“Social media influencers in the Swedish and Scandinavian retail.” Handelsrådet, 7 December 2016. <Article>

“Meet the Op3n Fellows | Community clinics, medical drugs manufacturing, digital griefing and more.” Edgeryders, 11 October 2016. <Article>

“Las estrellas de Snapchat: ¿Nacen o se hacen? (The stars of Snapchat: Are they born or made?)” CNET en Español, 12 August 2016. <Article>

“Communicative <3 Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness.” The Sociological Review, 2 August 2016. <Article>

“Crystal Abidin, who was just named ‘The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30’ by Pacific Standard magazine has become an affiliated researcher of MMTC.” MMTC News, 18 March 2016. <Article>

“Who are the people anticipating—and working to solve—tomorrow’s big social problems?” UWA Students, 9 March 2016. <Feature>

“The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Crystal Abidin.” Pacific Standard Magazine, 3 March 2016. <Article>

“‘Rosablogger’ et nedsettende begrep, mener professor i digital kultur (“Rosa Blogs” a derogatory term, says professor of digital culture)”, 18 December 2015. <Article | Translation>

“Work Hard, Dream Big: May with Crystal Abidin.” Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) Newsletter, June 2015. <Feature>

“Singapore’s booming subculture of Instagram influencers.” The Asia Digital Life Project (ADLP), 28 May 2015. <ArticleAudio>

“The rise of the selfie and the monetisation of social media.” Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National (RN), 12 November 2014. <Article | Indonesian translation>

“In defence of the Selfie.” Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National (RN), 24 October 2014. <Audio | Transcription>

“This is.” UWA Students, 20 October 2014. <Feature>

“#OccupyCentral on Instagram: Unpacking the Protest Through its Visual Tropes.” The Asia Digital Life Project (ADLP), 18 October 2014. <ArticleAudio>

“ANSA’s Profile of the Month.” Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA), June 2013. <Profile>



“International conference explores risks and benefits of young children’s internet use” ECU News, 6 September 2017. <Article>

“阿坝上门服务-‘我们甚至没用任何付费推广’ (Aba services claim they do not use paid promotions)” Jiaoyouwang, 3 September 2017. <Article>

“国产美图软件如何成为91神器官网下载 全球爆款?(How did Meitu become China’s most popular app?)” xmtongju, 24 August 2017. <Article>

“国产美颜软件为什么能征服老外 (How a local beauty app caused foreigners to conform)” Weixin, 5 May 2017. <Article>

“直播恋爱的网红有点奇怪,不过更奇怪的是爱看这些的人 (Internet celebrities who broadcast their love are weird, but the fans who watch them are weirder)” Q Daily, 7 April 2017. <Article>

“Why Watching People Break Up on YouTube Is So Addictive.” The Atlantic, 3 April 2017. <Article>

“美图秀秀为什么一夜间在美国爆红?(Why did MeituXiuxiu attain popularity overnight in the US?)” CBNweekly, 26 January 2017. <Article>

“That Weird Glamour Shot Selfie App You’re Seeing Is Called Meitu.” Buzzfeed, 19 January 2017. <Article>

“Tra viralità e orientalismo, come PPAP è diventato un fenomeno globale (Between virality and Orientalism, PPAP has become a global phenomenon).” East Online, 5 November 2016. <Article>

“Truck driver goes ‘live’ to kill time.” The New Paper, 21 August 2016. <Article>

“The new science of cute.” The Guardian, 19 July 2016. <Article>

“Tulsa Viral Video Star: Life After 15 Minutes Of Fame.” News On 6, 1 April 2016. <Article | Companion blogpost>

“Attentats de Bruxelles : l’hommage des dessinateurs (Brussels attacks: The tribute of the designers).” France Culture, 23 March 2016. <Article>

“Marketing on Instagram through tags.” Feed Reader, 29 November 2015. <Article>

“When authenticity and advertising collide on social media.” The Conversation, 10 November 2015. <Article>

“Planning to discuss the Essena O’Neill story with young people? Read this first….” The Australian Forum of Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH), 6 November 2015. <Article>

“Selfie Pedagogy III: Networked Spaces, Slut shaming and Putting Selfies in Dialogue with Theory.” dmlcentral, 1 October 2015. <Article>

“Selfie Pedagogy II: Internet Identity and Selfie Practice.” dmlcentral, 10 September 2015. <Article>

“Selfie Citizenship: The political uses of personal social media photography.” Visual Social Media Lab, 22 April 2015. <Article>

“Unpopular Responses to Lee Kuan Yew’s Death That Have Sadly Been Misunderstood.” Vulcan Post, 27 March 2015. <Article>

“The Gendered Politics of Digital Brand Labor.” Antenna, 18 March 2015. <Article>