Social Connected through Facebook and Trans-Local Formation of Digital Natives in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Gushevinalti .


The process of formational negotiation of trans-local digital natives formed by the interaction on facebook with people who have different cultures has created a cross-space identity or behavior from local to global as hedonistic lifestyles and consumerism, digital lifestyles like online shopping trend, become addicted to online games, form Korean Style lifestyle, and use Hangeul language. The trans-local formation is in form of hybrid (blending) and mimicry (imitation) of new cultures. This finding is an example of a "third space" of hybridity theory advanced by Homi K. Bhabha. Facebook has been able to replace the behavior that has been done on non-mediated communication. However, not all theoretic ideas of symbolic interactionism are relevant to analyze the interaction through social media.

Keywords: social connected, facebook, translocal formation, digital natives, hibrydity theory, symbolic interactionism

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