2018-10-19

MMTC Post-Doctoral Researcher Crystal Abidin in international Media

In the last few months MMTC Post-Doctoral Researcher Crystal Abidin have been featured several times in international media regarding her research on social media and Internet celebrities. Check out below some of her work.

If you can read Russian, here is an online lecture Crystal did for the Online School of Internet Research 2018 in Russia, covering key concepts on the presentation of self in digital spaces, including a 7:48 video in English. Abidin, Crystal. 2018. "быть инфлюенсером: приватность и публичность в Ютубе" (Being an Influencer: privacy and publicity in YouTube), Course on 'Vlogging: The Presentation of Self and Networked Publics', Online School of Internet Research 2018, Russia. October 2018. http://clubforinternet.net/school_18/vloggers/7

If you can read Estonian, here is an interview Crystal recently did with the Estonian newspaper Postimees, covering the underbellies of the internet celebrity attention economies. https://sobranna.postimees.ee/6427791/jalgijate-ostmisest-kattemaksupornoni-ehk-internet-on-uks-rolge-koht?_ga=2.174030179.1531300929.1539022697-955891265.1515481526

In English you will find Crystal’s interview for Education week in Austin, Texas, USA. “With Risky Teen Drama, Facebook Further Blurs the Line Between Real and Fake” https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/10/03/with-risky-teen-drama-facebook-further-blurs.html.

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