Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

Meaning of Social Media Applications in Interaction with Fellow Users

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281771,
        author={Ido Prijana Hadi},
        title={Meaning of Social Media Applications in Interaction with Fellow Users},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={social media application social relationships phenomenology},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281771}
    }
    
  • Ido Prijana Hadi
    Year: 2019
    Meaning of Social Media Applications in Interaction with Fellow Users
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281771
Ido Prijana Hadi1,*
  • 1: Petra Christian University
*Contact email: ido@petra.ac.id

Abstract

The era of using gadgets and the freedom to access and publish information is increasingly massive. The existence of application media today has become a medium of communication, both for individuals and socially. Direct interaction is no longer seen as the best way to communicate. They have been included in the terminology of onLine communication. This condition is mutual symbiosis, can be studied in different perspectives. Technology influences human or human behavior as users who must control technology. This study looks at the second side, namely how humans as social actors use communication technology. The purpose of this study was to find out how the meaning of the users of social whatsapp and line media applications in daily interactions from various professions. This study uses the interpretive constructionist paradigm, a qualitative approach to phenomenological methods. The results of this study indicate that users interpret social application media to facilitate communication, information sharing, and establish social relationships. The implication that arises is that face-to-face interaction is no longer an obstacle or necessity for various user professions. Connection is a representation of the presence of face-to-face interaction.