The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Social Science and Education, ICSSED 2020, August 4-5 2020, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

The Use of YouTube Social Media to Educate Society through Virtual Literacy during COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-8-2020.2302427,
        author={D  Melisa and P  Pawito and Y  Slamet},
        title={ The Use of YouTube Social Media to Educate Society through Virtual Literacy during COVID-19 Pandemic },
        proceedings={The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Social Science and Education, ICSSED 2020, August 4-5 2020, Yogyakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSSED},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={new media youtube education virtual literacy covid-19 ministry of agriculture’s library},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-8-2020.2302427}
    }
    
  • D Melisa
    P Pawito
    Y Slamet
    Year: 2020
    The Use of YouTube Social Media to Educate Society through Virtual Literacy during COVID-19 Pandemic
    ICSSED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-8-2020.2302427
D Melisa1,*, P Pawito2, Y Slamet3
  • 1: Master of Communication Study Program of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • 2: Departement of Communication Science of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • 3: Departement of Sociology Science of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: melisadora@student.uns.ac.id

Abstract

The existence of new media with the rapid development of information and communication technology makes a massive change in various aspects of life. Information and communication technology makes the world borderless so that education and literation toward society possible to do anytime and anywhere. Virtual literacy by using social media Youtube is a solution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The concept of virtual literacy is used by the Ministry of Agriculture's Library in educating society, especially farmers. A qualitative descriptive approach is employed in this study especially observation. This study used media theory to observe the use of YouTube social media as a communication medium in conducting virtual literacy in society. The results showed that virtual literacy conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture's Library was not optimal yet, because there are still many internet users not accessing the YouTube channels, seen from the lack number of subscribers. Internet networks that are not spread evenly in Indonesia become one of the factors the low access of the public to the Youtube channel of the Ministry of Agriculture's Library.