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Social media and our youths today: exploring the impact of social media on Malaysian youths

Abd Jalil, Safurah and Abd Jalil, Khaizuran and Abdul Latiff, Azmi (2010) Social media and our youths today: exploring the impact of social media on Malaysian youths. In: International Conference on Communications and Media, 18 - 20 June 2010 , Bayview Hotel, Malacca .


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Communication in our society today is being shaped by the introduction of new media such as the internet, 3G phones, etc. These hardware and software of information and communication technology are continually changing and advancing in their features. Furthermore, their usage is influencing the way people interact and keep in touch with each other. They also enable people to communicate and seek information from various sources. The emerging new media that are shaping the communication in society today are the social media. The exponential growth of social media is making them part of our youths’ daily communication. This paper explores the possible impact of the social media on the lives of Malaysian youths. Do the social media complement the usage of the mass media in Malaysia? Do they have a unique role which other media are unable to provide to our young people? The social media where the users are the owners open up doors that were once non existence in the days of our forefathers. Nowadays our youths have the whole globe at the point of their finger tips. The rise of the social media therefore is shaping the way our youths is communicating and this paper seeks to illustrate some possible impacts that the social media may have on our younger generation today.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media, youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Humanities
Depositing User: Ms Aryanti Ahmad
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 00:29
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/469
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