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As part of my scholarly ethos to effectively communicate and socialise my research work for the general public, I have been actively initiating and responding to press queries for expert commentaries. My research has been featured in various public, popular media, industry, and academic reports in 28 countries, including notable publishing outlets such as: 

Australia: ABC, ABC Radio Hobart, ABC Radio Far North Queensland, ABC Kimberly, ABC News, ABC Radio Melbourne, ABC Radio National, Aruma, Australian Network of Student Anthropologists, Business Insider, Buzzfeed, City Nomads, Curtin Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University News and Events, Curtin University The Humanities Experience, Drink Tank, Particle, The Australian Forum of Sexuality, The Future Of, ECU News, Education and Health (AFSEH), Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Junkee, Mamamia, Mandurah Coastal Times, QUT Digital Media Research Centre, Print Screen, Radio Adelaide 101.5, Scimex, Sonshine fm (98.5), Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, The Conversation, The New Daily, Triple J, Triple J Hack, West Australian, Western Independent, 2SER 107.3, 悉尼郵報
–Austria: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
: Edgeryders
–China: iYouPort, jiaoyouwang, JingDaily, Sina 财经头条, Sina 新浪财经, xmtongju, YY乐享, 泡面小镇, 好奇心研究所, 微信公共平台, 批判传播学, 科技创新网, 企商网, 亿忆新闻, 腾讯网, 社会科学报
Estonia: Postimees
–Finland: Aalto University, Allegra Lab
–France: EuronewsFrance Culture, La Fiva, MIXTE, Ozinzen, Slate FR
–Germany: Dieponderzoek, Falter, Harian Inhua Online, Medienrealität, Universität Siegen, Volkstheatre
–Hong Kong: South China Morning Post
Social Samosa
 Bisnis Review, Entrepreneur, Harian Terbit, The Jakarta Post ,, Kompas, Media Indonesia, Republika, Sindonews, Viva, Warta Ekonomi
: Associazione Italiana Di Sociologica, East Online, ibuzzworld, Speciale Tg1 RaiTV, Vivere Urbino
–Mexico: Asia Pop
: Dieponderzoek, Institute of Network Cultures
–New Zealand: The Human Show, The Organization for World Peace, Selfie Reflective
–Norway: BI Norwegian Business School,, Media City Bergen
–Philippines: Abodo Magazine
–Singapore: A Magazine, Business Insider, Channel News Asia, Frankly My Dear, Institute of Policy Studies, LKYSPP IPS Update, Singapore Tatler, T Magazine, The New Paper, The Straits Times, TODAY Singapore, Vulcan Post
–South Korea: 시사IN
: CNET en Español, VICE
–Sweden: Handelsrådet, it-retail, MMTC News, TheSwedishLad
–Taiwan: 中央通讯社
: Brand Buffet
Turkey: Moment, TRT World
UAE: Electra Street
UK: BBC, Emerald Publishing, Female First, The Guardian, Huffington Post, London College of Communication, Minute Hack, Networking Knowledge, The National Student,, Shortlist Media, Times Higher Education, Vestoj, Vice, Visual Social Media Lab
–USA: Antenna, Anthropology Now, The Asia Digital Life Project (ADLP), The Atlantic, The Baffler, Buzzfeed, CaMP Anthropology, Cleveland Review of Books, dmlcentral, Education Week, Elle, Facebook Research, Financial Times, Forbes, GameSpot, Gizmodo, Katie Couric Media, KMOX NewsRadio 1120, Longreads, Media Commons, Medium, MSN Lifestyle, New Books Network, News On 6, New York Magazine, On the Media, Pacific Standard Magazine, Pathos Labs, Rest of World, Slate, SSRC, UCL Centre for Global Youth, Vice, Vox, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Wired 
Vietnam: Báo Mới, Yan, Zing 



[7] “Internet Ethnographer and researcher Crystal Abidin talks on TikTok and Douyin, Social Video virality and the social relationships extended through the networked body.” Print Screen, 22 March 2021. <Podcast>

[6] “What is Clubhouse? The invite-only social media platform that people are paying to join.” ABC Science, 12 March 2021. <Article>

[5] “Modern social media influencer.” KMOX NewsRadio 1120, 25 February 2021. <Radio, from 19:12>

[4] “The Rise of the Anti-Influencer Influencer.” Vice, 15 February 2021. <Article | Spanish>

[3] “TikTok: The good, the bad and the ugly.” Aruma, 11 February 2021. <Article>

[2] “Softbois Are Dead, Long Live E-Boys.” T Magazine Singapore, February 2021. <Article>

[1] “Lifeworlds: An Interview with Crystal Abidin.” Moment: Journal of Cultural Studies 7(2). <Article>


[81] “What Happened To Them After Going Viral Online?” Beyond The Viral Video, Channel News Asia, 11 December 2020. <Video>

[80] “The Ugly Realities Behind Cute Viral Videos.” Beyond The Viral Video, Channel News Asia, 11 December 2020. <Video>

[79] “‘He’d physically hit me’: What lies behind those child and animal viral videos.Channel News Asia, 29 November. <Article>

[78] “The Global Humanities Podcast: Crystal Abidin – Digital Anthropology.” The Humanities Experience, Curtin University. 17 November. <Video>

[77] “Interview with Dr Crystal Abidin.” Networking Knowledge 13(1). <Article>

[76] “CGY Conversations with… Dr. Crystal Abidin.” UCL Centre for Global Youth, 6 November. <Video>

[75] “TikTok, drag queens and Sarah Cooper: The rise and rise of lip-syncing.” Financial Times, 5 November. <Article>

[74] “How Baby Shark became YouTube’s most-watched video of all time.” The New Daily, 3 November. <Article>

[73] “Singapore Writers Festival 2020: Here’s What To Look Out For.” Singapore Tatler, 28 October. <Article>

[72] “Child Influencing is work, but it’s not automatically dangerous.” Slate, 28 October. <Article>

[71] “One of the world’s most popular YouTubers announced he’s dating an Australian influencer. What happened next shows how relationships can be big business for content creators.” Business Insider, 28 October. <Article>

[70] “The influencer challenging Singapore’s racial taboos.” Rest of World, 16 October. <Article>

[69] “Singapore Writers Festival 2020 Highlights: Email Horror Games, Travel Workshops, And Spilling The Tea.” City Nomads, 12 October. <Article>

[68] “The Instagrammable Shopping Centre.” Vestoj, October 2020. <Article

[67] “Congratulations! 2020 Humanities Research Awards.” Curtin Centre for Culture and Technology,  October 2020. <Article>

[66] “Trade Council Day.” Handelsrådet, 6 October. <Article>

[65] “10 books to read on Instagram’s 10th birthday.” Social Samosa, 6 October. <Article>

[64] “Marchese asks Abidin about the biggest changes she has seen on Instagram in all these years.” Triple J, 5 October. <Radio>

[63] “Instagram is turning 10: Here’s how it’s changed over a decade.” Triple J Hack, 5 October. <Article>

[62] “Social Justice on Social Media” The Rise of Woke Micro-Influencers.” Vice, 30 September. <Article>

[61] “直播带货热潮背后的文化解读 (The cultural interpretation behind the boom in live streaming).” 社会科学报, 28 September. <Article>

[60] “Announcing the Recipients of the Rapid-Response Grants on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences.” Wenner-Gren Blog, 21 September. <Article>

[59] “Rapid-Response Grants on COVID-19 and the Social Sciences Recipients.” SSRC, 21 September. <Article>

[58] ““种族歧视”对上“刻板印象”,竟然负负得正了?(“Racism” versus “stereotype”, is it so negative?).” 腾讯网, 10 September. <Article>

[57] “Giới trẻ châu Á đoàn kết để đối phó nạn kỳ thị (Young Asians unite to deal with stigma).Báo Mới, 9 September. <Article>

[56] “Asiáticos que sufren una pandemia de racismo encuentran consuelo en un grupo de facebook (Asians suffering from racism during the pandemic find comfort in a Facebook group).” Asia Pop, 8 September. <Article>

[55] “澳亚裔年轻人利用社交媒体小组 用表情包和幽默化… (Young Asian Australians use social media groups, emoji, and humour…).亿忆新闻, 8 September. <Article

[54] “Orang Asia yang menderita rasisme pandemi, menemukan hiburan di meme Facebook dan grup Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) (Asians suffering from pandemic racism find solace in Facebook memes and the Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) group).” Harian Inhua Online, 8 September. <Article>

[53] “Asians suffering pandemic racism find solace in Facebook meme and humour group Subtle Asian Traits.” South China Morning Post, 7 September. <Article>

[52] “影响力 (Influence).” iYouPort, 5 September. <Article>

[51]  “Being a social media influencer is no longer a side gig, but a career path for many Australians.” ABC News, 15 August. <Article>

[50] “Melalui Whitepaper, Jang Hansol dan Am Carla Berbagi Kabar Tentang Industri Influencer Marketing Bersama Gushcloud (Through a whitepaper, Jang Hansol and Am Carla Share the News about the Influencer Marketing Industry with Gushcloud).” Finroll, 12 August 2020. <Article>

[49] “Jang Hansol dan Am Carla Berbagi Kabar Tentang Industri Influencer Marketing Bersama Gushcloud Melalui Whitepaper (Jang Hansol and Am Carla Share the News about the Influencer Marketing Industry with Gushcloud in a Whitepaper).” Bisnis Review, 12 August 2020. <Article>

[48] “Begini Cara Para Influencer Menghadapi Dampak Ekonomi Covid-19 (Here’s How Influencers Cope with the Economic Impact of Covid-19).”, 12 August 2020. <Article>

[47] “Content Creator Harus Buat Ide dan Kreativitas Baru (Content Creators Must Create New Ideas and Creativity).” Republika, 12 August2020. <Article>

[46] “Influencer Ikut Kena Dampak Negatif Wabah COVID-19 (Influencers are also affected by the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak).” Sindonews, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[45] “Mereka yang Kreatif yang Mampu Bertahan saat Pandemi Covid-19 (Creative People Who Can Survive the Covid-19 Pandemic).” Media Indonesia, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[44] “COVID-19 ‘Paksa’ Influencer Kerja Keras (COVID-19 ‘Forces’ Influencers to Work Hard).” Viva, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[43] “Meski Terdampak, Bisnis Influencer Marketing Tetap Bertahan di Tengah Pandemi Covid-19 (Even though it is affected, the Influencer Marketing business remains in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic).” Entrepreneur, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[42] “Masa Sulit Industri, Peluang bagi Influencer & Content Creator (Industrial Difficult Times, Opportunities for Influencers & Content Creators).” Warta Ekonomi, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[41] “Gushcloud: Di Tengah Pandemi Covid-19, Bisnis Influencer Marketing Tetap Bertahan (Gushcloud: Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Influencer Marketing Business Remains Enduring).” Harian Terbit, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[40] “Hadapi Pandemi, Amel Carla Ubah Ide Konten Lebih Membumi (Facing Pandemic, Amel Carla Changes Content Ideas More Down to Earth).” Kompas, 11 August 2020. <Article>

[39] “What is a ‘Meme Factory’? ABC Radio National, 9 August 2020. <Radio>

[38] “Social media challenges can seem pointless, but they can work.” Junkee, 6 August 2020. <Video>

[37] “不加入美印澳封殺陣營!菲律賓總統府:沒理由禁TikTok 新加坡用戶大增 (Do not join the US, India and Australia banned camp! The Presidential Palace of the Philippines: There is no reason to ban TikTok, Singapore users increase).” 悉尼郵報, 4 August 2020. <Article>

[36] “Meme factories.” ABC Radio Hobart, 4 August 2020. <Radio, from 2:19:00>

[35] “外界憂安全及隱私問題 TikTok新加坡用戶卻大增 (External concerns about security and privacy issues, but TikTok Singapore’s users surge).” 中央通讯社, 4 August 2020. <Article>

[34] “More TikTok users in Singapore amid Covid-19 even as concerns mount over security and privacy issues.” The Straits Times, 4 August 2020. <Article>

[33] “When Influencers fight – with Crystal Abidin.” 2SER 107.3, 1 August 2020. <Radio>

[32] “Pictures for no profit: Instagram influencers prey on desperate businesses.” The New Daily, 1 August 2020. <Article>

[31] “กัชคลาวด์ ปล่อยสมุดปกขาวภายใต้หัวข้อ “ผลกระทบจากโควิด-19 ต่ออินฟลูเอนเซอร์ มาร์เกตติงในเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้” (Gushcloud released a white paper under the heading “The effect of Covid-19 Connect the influencer Market in Southeast Asia”).” Brand Buffet, 31 July 2020. <Article>

[30] “The ABC’s TOP 5 Media Residency Program giving a voice to early-career researchers.” ABC, 31 July 2020. <Article | Article>

[29] “Public health messages delivered by memes.” 2SER 107.3, 31 July 2020. <Radio>

[28] “Insight: Gushcloud report shares how COVID-19 changed influencer marketing in SEA.” Abodo Magazine, 30 July 2020. <Article>

[27] “Social Issues: Meme Factories?” Radio Adelaide 101.5, 30 July 2020. <Radio>

[26] “GUSHCLOUD发布关于COVID-19影响的白皮书,东南亚影响者市场营销研究 (GUSHCLOUD releases white paper on the impact of COVID-19, Southeast Asian influencer marketing research).” 企商网, 29 July 2020. <Article>

[25] “Gushcloud cho ra mắt sách trắng về sự ảnh hưởng của Covid-19 đến Influencer Marketing tại Đông Nam Á (Gushcloud published a white paper on the influence of Covid-19 on Influencer Marketing in Southeast Asia).” Yan, 27 July 2020. <Article>

[24] “Shaming Influencers: Should We Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’?” Frankly, My Dear, 26 July 2020. <Podcast>

[23] “사회정의 구현하는 ‘케이팝 팬덤’. (‘K-Pop Fandom’ that embodies social justice)” 시사IN, 20 July 2020. <Article>

[22] “直播恋爱的网红有点奇怪,不过更奇怪的是爱看这些的人. (It’s a little weird to broadcast love online celebrities, but even more weird are those who love to watch them.)” 科技创新网, 18 June 2020. <Article>

[21] “书评 | 朱杰:“网红”为什么这样“红”?(Book Review | Zhu Jie: Why is “Internet Red” so “Red?) “ 批判传播学, 17 May 2020. <Article>

[20] “How chain mail has changed and why people still send it.” ABC Life, 11 May 2020. <Article>

[19] “Motherhood Through The Looking ‘Gram.” Elle, 8 May 2020. <Article>

[18] “Viral influencers.” Western Independent, 28 April 2020. <Article>

[17] “Messaging COVID-19.” Pathos Labs, April 2020. <Playbook>

[16] “Coronavirus could finally pop the influencer bubble.” Vice, 24 April 2020. <Article>

[15] “‘Stop Eating Bats’: Asian-Australia Instagrammers Are Facing Racist Abuse During The Pandemic.” Buzzfeed, 15 April 2020. <Article>

[14] “Bookshelf Picks: Dr Zoetanya Sujon on digital culture.London College of Communication, 14 April 2020. <Article>

[13] “Influencers and Covid-19 – with Dr. Crystal Abidin.” TheSwedishLad, 5 April 2020. <Video>

[12] “Kids Used To Want To Go To Space; Now They Want To Be Youtube Stars.” A Magazine, 20 March 2020. <Article>

[11] “Finding, Losing and Striving for Fame Online – with Dr Crystal Abidin.” Selfie Reflective, 17 March 2020. <Podcast>

[10] “Know your meme: Internet pop culture is the new language of activism.” Curtin University, 10 March 2020. <Article>

[9] “The Perma-Viral World of the At-Home Nose Job.” Wired, 26 February 2020. <Article>

[8] “L’avis Est Belle.” MIXTE, 14 February 2020. <Article | Article | Translated snippet>

[7] “The future of Internet Fame.” The Future Of, 03 February 2020. <SpotifySimplecast | Webpage | YouTube>

[6] “A panel of youth leaders spoke passionately about their causes…” Institute of Policy Studies, 29 January 2020. <YouTube | Facebook>

[5] “Singapore’s growing generation gap: Divide between young and old along social and political lines.” The Straits Times, 29 January 2020. <Article>

[4] “Politics and authority.” The Straits Times, 29 January 2020. <Article>

[3] “Continue to be angry productively, say young panellists to other millennials fighting for causes.” TODAY Singapore, 21 January 2020. <Article | Post>

[2] “Panel II of #SP2020Politics featured 4 young non-governmental actors…” Institute of Policy Studies, 20 January 2020. <Post>

[1] “‘A modern-day beauty pageant’: the mothers who pay to endorse brands online.” The Guardian, 06 January 2020. <Article>


[70] “Tiktok Activism: Teen Uses TikTok App To Shine A Light On Persecution of Uighurs In China.” The Organization for World Peace, 19 December 2019. <Article>

[69] “20 for 2020.” Harper’s Bazaar Australia, December 2019. <Images | Text>

[68] “The Big Read: What ‘OK boomer’ reveals about the divide between Singapore millennials and their elders.” Channel News Asia, 09 December 2019. <Article>

[67] “Comment la suppression des ‘j’aime’ change Instagram.” BBC Worklife, 06 December 2019. <Article>

[66] “Der Aufstand der Mädchen auf TikTok.” Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, 27 November 2019 <Article>

[65] “Under the Influence: Watch(wo)men.” Longreads, 22 November 2019. <Article>

[64] “Parents warned not to post photos of kids on Tinder.” Mandurah Coastal Times, 13 November 2019. <Article>

[63] “Dating app is child’s prey.” West Australian, 6 November 2019. <Article>

[62] “Child influencers are big business in Russia.” TRT World, 4 November 2019. <Video 07:16–09:50>

[61] “China’s ‘Mini-Me’ Culture is Perfect for Luxury Brands.” Jing Daily, 3 November 2019. <Article>

[60] “ASEAN Forum 2019 – Dr Crystal Abidin.” Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, 18 October 2019. <Podcast>

[59] “He pretended to be a black woman online and became famous – then his life unraveled.” The Guardian, 16 October 2019. <Article>

[58] “Influencer: Das Ich als wirtschaftliches Projekt? (Influencer: The ego as an economic project?)” Medienrealität, 14 October 2019. <Article>

[57] “How to reach consumers through social media? GITEX experts answer.” Euronews, 12 October 2019. <Video>

[56] “La technologie : des réseaux sociaux à l’écosystème startups (Technology: from social networks to ecosystem startups).” Euronews, 11 October 2019. <Article>

[55] “Influencers: The psychology of internet & social media cultures.” Local Search, 6 October 2019. <Video>

[54] “Wahlkampf in der Inszenierungsfalle (Election campaign in the staging trap).”, 23 September 2019. <Article>

[53] “Seven wonders of the social media influencer.” Drink Tank, 20 September 2019. <Article>

[52] “Students are fighting climate change, one TikTok video at a time.” ABC Online, 19 September 2019. <Audio>

[51] “Students are fighting climate change, one TikTok video at a time.” ABC News, 19 September 2019. <Article>

[50] “What Kind of Work Is Live Streaming?” Electra Street, September 2019. <Article>

[49] “The Post-Truth World of Influencer Romances.” Wired, 29 August 2019. <Article>

[48] “How turning ‘likes’ invisible is changing Instagram.” BBC, 24 August 2019. <Article>

[47] “Brodie ‘Youngbloods’ Moss quit his job as an electrician to become a full-time YouTuber.” ABC Kimberly, 17 August 2019. <Article>

[46] “The Stage Moms of Social Media.” The Quirky, Mamamia, 26 July 2019. <Podcast>

[45] “Instagram is trying to help the way its users feel by making major changes.” ABC Far North Queensland, 24 July 2019.

[44] “Instagram Hiding Like Count.” 98.5 Sonshine fm, 18 July 2019. <Audio>

[43] “World Emoji Day.”98.5 Sonshine fm, 17 July 2019. <Audio>

[42] Al via la Digital Media Studies Week, a Urbino i maggiori esperti di comunicazione digitale.” Vivere Urbino, 24 June 2019. <Link>

[41] “Digital Media Studies Week, a Urbino i maggiori esperti internazionali di comunicazione digitale.” Vivere Urbino, 13 June 2019. <Link>

[40] “Digital Media Studies Week.” Associazion Italiana Di Sociologia, n.d. <Link>

[39] “为什么女人被称为影响者,而男人被称为创造者。” 泡面小镇, 30 May 2019. <Link>

[38] “#Podcast round up: Best of March & April.” Allegra Lab, 29 May 2019. <Link>

[37] “Perché le donne sono chiamate ‘influenti’ e ‘creatori di uomini’.” ibuzzworld, 29 May 2019. <Link>

[36] “Why women are called ‘influencers’ and men ‘creators’.” Wired, 29 May 2019. <Link>

[35] “On YouTube, fans punish stars by making a sport of unsubscribing. This guy keeps track.” ABC News, 25 May 2019. <Link>

[34] “The Trials And Tribulations Of Being An Overwatch Pro.” GameSpot, 17 May 2019. <Link>

[33] “Babies are now the new stars of Instagram, but at what cost?” MSN Lifestyle, 13 May 2019. <Link>

[32] “Crystal Abidin on her book, Internet Celebrity.” CaMP Anthropology, 13 May 2019. <Link>

[31] “How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm.” The Atlantic, June 2019. <Link>

[30] “Crystal Abidin: A portrait of MMTC’s Affiliate Researcher and her work with Internet Cultures.” MMTC News, 3 May 2019. <Link>

[29] “Crystal Abidin, Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online, Emerald Publishing 2018.” New Books Network, 29 April 2019. <Podcast>

[28] “Are You Into Sharenting?” Katie Couric Media, 25 April 2019. <Link>

[27] “The Gentle Side of Twitch.” Gizmodo, 24 April 2019. <Link>

[26] “Striking a chord through humour: What’s in a meme?” The Straits Times, 20 April 2019. <Link>

[25] “Wie sieht die Zukunft des Geldes aus?” Universität Siegen, 15 April 2019. <Link>

[24] “Dr. Crystal Abidin presenting her research on Instagram Influencers and Social Media Culture.” BI Norwegian Business School, 9 April 2019. <Link>

[23] “Crystal Abidin: On world of internet celebrity.” The Jakarta Post, 8 April 2019. <Link | pdf>

[22] “像Fyre Festival这样的灾难已经玷污了YouTube和Instagram明星的蓬勃发展。现在,业界顶级品味制造商有一个新计划:保持真实.” YY乐享, 5 April 2019. <Link>

[21] ““C’est authentique, vous savez?”: Pourquoi le secteur des influenceurs en ligne devient “authentique”.” La Fiva, 5 April 2019. <Link>

[20] “‘It’s genuine, you know?’: why the online influencer industry is going ‘authentic’.” The Guardian, 5 April 2019. <Link>

[19] “Chúng ta dễ bị trầm cảm khi theo dõi nhiều người nổi tiếng trên mạng.”, 4 April 2019. <Link>

[18] “Dr Crystal Abidin – What is an ‘influencer’ in a news media context?” QUT Digital Media Research Centre, 3 April 2019. <Clip>

[17] “Forskare kollar influencers.” it-retail, 2 April 2019. <Link>

[16] “MMTC Research Fellow Crystal Abidin in partnership with Regional Transformation to AAA project gives a series of practitioner’s seminars and workshops in Jönköping.” MMTC News, 29 March 2019. <Link>

[15] “Om VIKTEN av ATT VÄLJA INFLUENCER med omsorg.” Handelsrådet, 28 March 2019. <Clip>

[14] “The Case Against Following Social Media Influencers.” Medium, 28 March 2019. <Article>

[13] “Wie wird man eigentlich #InfluencerIn?” Universität Siegen, 20 March 2019. <Clip>

[12] “Blog Report MoneyLab#6: Monetizing the Social.” Institute of Network Cultures, 14 March 2019. <Article>

[11] “You need to listen to your audience.” Media City Bergen, 12 March 2019. <Article>

[10] “Des enfants mitraillés de photos sur des comptes Instagram sponsorisés, les voilà réduits à l’état d’accessoires.” Ozinzen, 9 March 2019. <Article>

[9] “MMTC Research Fellow Crystal Abidin in international Media.” MMTC News, 8 March 2019. <Article>

[8] “Cover:父母在Instagram上“打造”孩子,已经成了一门生意.” Sina 财经头条, 6 March 2019. <Article>

[7] “Dans la vraie vie des enfants stars d’Instagram.Slate FR, 1 March 2019. <Article>

[6] “How Parents of Child Influencers Package Their Kids’ Lives for Instagram.” The Atlantic, 28 February 2019. <Article>

[5] “Secret sex lives of Gen Z: the hysteria about their ‘lack of sex’ doesn’t add up.” ABC News, 31 January 2019. <Article>

[4] “Social Cyborgs.” The Baffler, 31 January 2019. <Article>

[3] “Splash Damage.” News-to-Table, Medium, 19 January 2019. <Article>

[2] “The Global Culture War For YouTube Supremacy.” On The Media, WNYC Studios, 19 January 2019. <Podcast>

[1] “Family Influencers: The ACE Family.” media commons, 10 January 2019. <Article>


[27] “Integrity Foundational Research Awards.” Facebook Research, 21 December 2018. <Article>

[26] “Why YouTube’s Biggest Star Can’t Be Canceled.” New York Magazine, 15 December 2018. <Article>

[25] “In the Spotlight: This Month @ IPS.” LKYSPP IPS Update Issue December 2018, 14 December 2018. <Issue>

[24] “YouTube’s most popular user amplified anti-Semitic rhetoric. Again.” Vox, 13 December 2018. <Article>

[23] “Curtin research boosted by $8.9 million in ARC grants.” Curtin University News and Events, 4 December 2018. <Article>

[22] “Jälgijate ostmisest kättemaksupornoni ehk internet on üks rõlge koht (The purchase of followers for revenge is one of the best places on the internet).” Postimees, 12 October 2018. <Article>

[21] “With Risky Teen Drama, Facebook Further Blurs the Line Between Real and Fake.” Education Week, 4 October 2018. <Article>

[20] “What you need to know about the rapidly changing world of internet celebrity.” Huffington Post, 25 September 2018. <Article>

[19] “An Introduction to the Affection Economy – On Crystal Abidin’s “Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online”.” Cleveland Review of Books, 21 September 2018. <Article>

[18] “Shadow Economies Of The Influencer Industry.” Minute Hack, 19 September 2018. <Article>

[17] “Book Review: Internet Celebrity – Understanding Fame Online by Crystal Abidin.” The National Student, 11 September 2018. <Article>

[16] “‘There’s too much pressure on your relationship’: What it’s like to break up on YouTube.” Shortlist Media, 24 August 2018. <Article>

[15] “New and noteworthy – 9 August 2018.” Times Higher Education, 9 August 2018. <Article>

[14] “5 Misconceptions about internet celebrities by Crystal Abidin.” Female First, 31 July 2018. <Article>

[13] “Is a meme born in a private account still a meme?” Wired, 27 July 2018. <Article>

[12] “Perth set to host international conference exploring children and the internet.” Scimex, 3 July 2018. <Article>

[11] “SocietyNow: Why study ‘frivolous’ topics like internet celebrity and selfie culture?” Emerald Publishing, 15 June 2018. <Podcast>

[10] “Career code: The tools and strategies that keep you advancing at work.” Forbes12 June 2018. <Link>

[9] “Photos of minors shared, sexualised on microblogs.” The Straits Times, 7 May 2018. <Article | pdf 01pdf 02>

[8] “JIBS MMTC research fellow on Forbes list.” MMTC News, 5 April 2018. <Article>

[7] “Internet celebrity and Influencer cultures.” Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio Melbourne, 11 April 2018. <Audio>

[6] “These are the 24 trailblazers from Singapore on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2018.” Business Insider, 28 March 2018. <Link>

[5] “Meet The 24 Inspiring Individuals In Singapore On Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List 2018.” Vulcan Post, 28 March 2018. <Link>

[4] “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Media, Marketing & Advertising.” Forbes, 27 March 2018. <Article>

[3] “Crystal Abidin: Influencers, Youth Online and the Intersections of Social Media and Traditional Media.” The Human Show, 27 March 2018. <Podcast>

[2] “Brand Experience Through New Media: Youtube Influencers and Social Media Celebrities – Panel.” Aalto University, 23 March 2018. <Video>

[1] “Cultures of Internet Celebrity on Youtube – Crystal Abidin.” Aalto University, 23 March 2018. <Video>


[20] “Interview with Dr. Crystal Abidin from #AoIR2017.” Association of Internet Researchers, 6 December 2017. <Video>

[19] “Bitte lächeln! (Please smile!)” Volkstheater, 5 December 2017. <Article>

[18] “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>

[17] “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>

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

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

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

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

[12] “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>

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

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

[9] “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>

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

[7] “国产美颜软件为什么能征服老外 (How a local beauty app caused foreigners to conform)” 微信公共平台, 5 May 2017. <Article>

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

[5] “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).” 好奇心研究所, 7 April 2017. <Article>

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

[3] “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>

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

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


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

[11] “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>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[3] “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>

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

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


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

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

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

[8] “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>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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