WhatsApp Groups and Generation X: A New Mode of Social Interaction
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.008How to use a DOI?
- Social Interaction, Social Media, WhatsApp Group, Generation
The purpose of this study was to determine the reasons for Generation X to use social media and especially WhatsApp Groups (WAG), the interactions they were having and the impact their use of social media was having. A descriptive qualitative case study methodology on a Generation-X WAG in Boyolali, Central Java was employed in this study using interviews, observation, and documentation reviews. It was found that 1) WAGs were the most rational choice for Generation X to connect with friends from the past; 2) the group members had both associative and dissociative social interactions and sent each other a wide range of information; and 3) the impact of the use of WAG expanded the members’ social interactions, increased their use of social media, and helped them mediate the real world; however, there were concerns about their degree of digital/media literacy.
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TY - CONF AU - Bagus Kendhit Jolonidhi AU - Hartiati Sulistyo Rini PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - WhatsApp Groups and Generation X: A New Mode of Social Interaction BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 62 EP - 67 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.008 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.008 ID - Jolonidhi2021 ER -