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

Research Article

Blurred Identity in Pandemic Time: Humanity Response toward Covid in Social Media

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315592,
        author={Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth},
        title={Blurred Identity in Pandemic Time: Humanity Response toward Covid in Social Media},
        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={identity; covid-19; humanity response; social media},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315592}
    }
    
  • Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth
    Year: 2022
    Blurred Identity in Pandemic Time: Humanity Response toward Covid in Social Media
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315592
Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth1,*
  • 1: Faculty of Social Science State Islamic University Walisongo
*Contact email: zulfa_elizabeth@walisongo.ac.id

Abstract

The pandemic has resulted in various changes, including those related to identity. Identity is an expression that involves various characteristics of the self, both related to the self personally and related to genealogy, groups, and demographic structures. Applying qualitative research and a media approach, this study tries to examine: 1. How is the expression of humanity related to covid-19 on social media; 2. What is the reaction to that expression?; 3. Why did the reactions occured. The results indicated that social media take part in disseminating information related to the need of anyone infected by Covid-19; the emergence of Covid-19 has raised humanitarian awareness that is not based on initial identity. What emerges is a borderless identity; they show concern because of their empathy for the suffering of others infected with Covid-19. With this data, it appears that the identity that limits a person can disappear due to the pandemic conditions