Facebook as Cultural Representation of Post-Industrial Society

Laksono, Arido Facebook as Cultural Representation of Post-Industrial Society. Culture Across Perspectives: Contestation Among Global, National, and Local Cultures . ISSN ISBN: 978-602-8726-05-4

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Abstract Culture is generally perceived as the collection of ideas and habits transmitted from generation to generation (Linton in Haralambos and Heald, 1980). It determines the characteristics of a certain group of people. In a post-industrial era, technology holds an important role as the medium to develop culture. Here, information technology is the key to the advancement of a society. The emergence of Facebook has given a space for those who cannot express their self-existence. Eventually, it creates a special social context among the users. Thus, Facebook presents a cultural contestation against the traditional concept of communication. The way viewers give comment or click on the thumb symbol portrays their cultural representation. Key words: culture, representation, Facebook, social context

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions:Faculty of Humanities > Department of English
ID Code:37189
Deposited On:22 Nov 2012 12:38
Last Modified:22 Nov 2012 12:38

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