Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness

by Crystal Abidin

Influencers are everyday, ordinary Internet users who accumulate a relatively large following on blogs and social media through the textual and visual narration of their personal lives and lifestyles, engage with their following in digital and physical spaces, and monetise their following by integrating “advertorials” into their blog or social media posts. A pastiche of “advertisement” and “editorial”, advertorials in the Influencer industry are highly personalised, opinion-laden promotions of products/services that influencers personally experience and endorse for a fee.

Although influencers are now a worldwide phenomenon, .

This paper investigates a subset of them, namely women influencers of the “lifestyle” genre in Singapore. Source: Ada, A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.

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