Crystal Abidin presents research about young children in viral social media videos and their crossover into the television industry
MMTC Postdoctoral Fellow Crystal Abidin, together with Associate Professor Tama Leaver from Curtin University (Australia), presented their research at the Digitizing Early Childhood International Conference 2017 hosted by Edith Cowan University (Australia). The title of their paper is “From YouTube to TV, and Back Again: Viral Video Child Stars and Media Flows in the Era of Social Media”.
Their paper was selected as a conference highlight: http://www.ecu.edu.au/news/latest-news/2017/09/international-conference-explores-risks-and-benefits-of-young-childrens-internet-use.
Weblink to the full conference: http://www.digitisingearlychildhood.com/
Both researchers were interviewed about their work on the radio, featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Life Matters segment: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/viral-kids-youtube-instagram-micro-celebrities/8886520
Their research was also reported by Particle, a digital media portal for communicating scientific research, supported by the Western Australian Government: https://particle.scitech.org.au/people/from-youtube-to-tv-and-back-again/?utm_source=Particle+Picks&utm_campaign=8458c1627e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4f5e05b823-8458c1627e-48138217