Technological Determinism in Patterns of Communication and Social Behavior Change in Indonesian Society
Asian Social Science; Vol. 13, No. 2; 2017
12 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2017 Last revised: 24 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 19, 2017
This article discusses the penetration of communication technologies in communication and social behavior patterns of rural and urban communities. The Internet was not able to erode the sense of nationalism and replace it with global values. This study also illustrates the effective communication with family, neighbors, or friends through social media in both urban and rural. An analysis shows that the internet does not affect prosocial attitudes, in traditional, moderate, and modern societies in urban and rural communities. Furthermore, face to face communication is still reliable when communicating within the family. Communication technology helps to communicate outside the family, such as a neighbor or friend. It is also suggested social media less capable of enabling a fully functioning society.
Keywords: technological determinism, communication patterns, social behavior, Indonesian society
JEL Classification: D83, M38, O33, R59
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