Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, ICONQUHAS & ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia

Research Article

Social Media Usage for Long Distance Relationship Couple through Computer Mediated Communication

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295510,
        author={Muassomah  Muassomah and Penny Respati Yurisa and Abdur  Rosid},
        title={Social Media Usage for Long Distance Relationship Couple through Computer Mediated Communication},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology,  ICONQUHAS \& ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONQUHAS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={computer mediated communication; long distance relationship; social media},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295510}
    }
    
  • Muassomah Muassomah
    Penny Respati Yurisa
    Abdur Rosid
    Year: 2020
    Social Media Usage for Long Distance Relationship Couple through Computer Mediated Communication
    ICONQUHAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295510
Muassomah Muassomah1,*, Penny Respati Yurisa1, Abdur Rosid1
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Jalan Gajayana 50 Malang, 65145 Indonesia
*Contact email: somahwibisono@gmail.com

Abstract

The role of social media is significant in long distance marriage relationship communications. Communication is a very important aspect for the survival of human life. Humans as social beings always want to establish relationships with other humans. There are various ways people establish communication, one of which is through social media including facebook. Facebook is the highes social media which used by indonesian society. This study used descriptive qualitative method. The results indicate that the social media of facebook is widely used by long distance couples as a place of outpouring, seeking attention to their partners and means to get a response from a spouse or friend. The status written by the couple and get many responses from their friends will be analisised by CMC. A sample of 20 LDMR couples (Long Distance Marriage Relationship) participated in this study. The data cover couple's status on their facebook wall. There are six categories of responses in CMC for interpersonal communication, and the results of the study showed that the dominant responses on the purpose of the social media is for investigating and evaluating their couple’s status.