Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Social Media and the Collapse of Literacy Foundations among Millennial Moslems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315581,
        author={Robby Habiba Abror and Mukhlis  Mukhlis and Nanum  Sofia and Nurdin  Laugu},
        title={Social Media and the Collapse of Literacy Foundations among Millennial Moslems},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={social media; literacy foundation; millennial moslems; c19 pandemic},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315581}
    }
    
  • Robby Habiba Abror
    Mukhlis Mukhlis
    Nanum Sofia
    Nurdin Laugu
    Year: 2022
    Social Media and the Collapse of Literacy Foundations among Millennial Moslems
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315581
Robby Habiba Abror1,*, Mukhlis Mukhlis2, Nanum Sofia3, Nurdin Laugu4
  • 1: Faculty of Ushuluddin and Islamic Thought, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga
  • 2: Faculty of Administrative Science, Universitas Brawijaya
  • 3: Faculty of Psychology and Sociocultural Sciences, Universitas Islam Indonesia Yogyakarta
  • 4: Faculty of Adab and Cultural Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga
*Contact email: robby.abror@uin-suka.ac.id

Abstract

The presence of social media that provides broader access to information and, regardless of statuses and hierarchies, makes many people feel benefited. This situation indicates that the number of social media user accounts almost exceeds the total population. Public convenience to this new media has isolated them from the importance of the quality and depth of information. As a result, this media has not only spawned an explosion of superficial information but has also succeeded in building a culture of satisfaction in one phrase enough. The depth of meaning and the validity of information are considered sufficient to be achieved through one quote. The research employed an interpretive qualitative with a phenomenological approach to understanding the problem, which interprets interviews with informants. The study results found several things, including shallowness of information that occurs due to quantitative targets that tend to be the goals of readers, in addition to the characteristics of social media with short issues. Besides, there is a background impulse as a trigger for receiving information because of the similarity of identity, without being based on a complete reading.