Lilik Sumarni


Millennial lives in the moment where real and unreal, private and public, or natural and illusive cannot be distinguished even by the self-awareness. Social media is the tool used to create this indistinguishable area. „Living fake‟ or „not living the reality‟ is seriated by the vary acts of hedonism. Not like in the early modern age, hedonism experienced by millennial generation is somehow more disruptive to the massive scope of the generation rather than to the individual itself.  In order to sort the issues from the tiniest scope of the wrongdoing individuals to the widest range of moral catastrophe, mentioning some problems created by the misuse of social media can be useful. Once, social media always constructs the side of illusive life of a person whether it is real or not, it is important to raise the awareness for our generation to react to the life that seems unreal to their reality. Secondly, parallel to this problem, it triggered young people especially teenager to imitate. Pride and status between their unreal societies is the common motivation. In order to achieve this pride and status, young people prefer to go through the shortcuts. Wider society such as a nation or widest range of groups inside the nation is feared to have the lowering of thinking quality. The behavior of millennial generation affected by the global communication for the widest range and the increasing achievement of the artificial life are suitable to be analyzed throughout the post-modernist theory. Kierkegaard described modern society as a network of relations in which individuals are leveled into in abstract phantom known as “the public”. Finally, solution to the demoralization and the de-realization can be realized by the involving ideas collaborating with government in order to generate innovative rules such as media literacy and many more.   
Keywords: Social Media Construction, Post Modernist Era

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Proceedings of The International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS)
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Muhammadiyah University of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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