A Selection Of ICT Based Social Media With Elderly Rural Women Using Profile Matching Methods

  • 17 Nov
  • 2021

A Selection Of ICT Based Social Media With Elderly Rural Women Using Profile Matching Methods

The role of social media for the elderly now can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation in the family community and the environment. The mobility of the elderly is getting weaker and limiting the space to socialize so that they never move around. The influence of ICT on technology in the use of social media for the elderly who live in rural areas is very high, especially in understanding the spread of positive or negative news. The method used in the selection of good social media for rural elderly is the smart method with 67 elderly respondents aged between 60 years and older, social media chosen by Facebook and WhatsApp as research subjects. As a result, respondents who put down their stories and were able to overcome their loneliness for being elected at this time were Facebook by 67%, the remaining 56% for WhatsApp were other social media such as Instagram, line, and SMS. Consistent use of ICT by the elderly can affect support for the environment and isolation in general and can reduce feelings of loneliness and increase self-confidence. With social media, they can easily arouse photos of family photos commenting on and responding to their results, can find friends, relatives or news advertisements, so that elderly parents experience better social interactions.


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