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.
Peer Reviewer Jurnal Internasional_Tuslaela_201002926
1. A. Hope, T. Schwaba, and A. M. Piper, “Understanding Digital and Material Social Communications for Older Adults,” (2014), pp. 3903–3912. 2. B. Piškur et al., “Participation and social participation : are they distinct concepts ?,” 2014. 3. E. Cicognani, Æ. C. Pirini, Æ. C. Keyes, and Æ. M. Joshanloo, “Social Participation , Sense of Community and Social Well Being : A Study on American , Italian and Iranian University Students,” (2008), pp. 97–112. 4. I. Arpaci and M. Balo, “Computers in Human Behavior The impact of cultural collectivism on knowledge sharing among information technology majoring undergraduates,” (2006), vol. 56. 5. H. Yoon, Y. Jang, P. W. Vaughan, and M. Garcia, “Older Adults ’ Internet Use for Health Information : Digital Divide by Race / Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status,” (2018). 6. J. H. Kim, “Social Science & Medicine Productive aging of Korean older people based on time use,” Soc. Sci. Med., no. April, (2018), pp. 0–1. 7. J. Waycott, F. Vetere, and E. Ozanne, Building Social Connections : A Framework for Enriching Older Adults ’ Social Connectedness Through Information and Communication Technologies. Springer Singapore. 8. L. H. Shaw and L. M. Gant, “In Defense of the Internet: The Relationship between Internet Communication and Depression, Loneliness, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Social Support, (2002), ” vol. 5, no. 2. 9. M. A. W. Saputri and E. S. Indrawati, “Wening Wardoyo Jawa Tengah,” Psikol. Undip, (2011), vol. 9, no. 1. 10. M. Janani and N. Yuvaraj, Social Interaction and Stress-Based Recommendations for Elderly Healthcare Support System—A Survey, (2019), vol. 750. Springer Singapore. 11. “No Title,” vol. 36. 12. T. M. Media, “Mass Media and Communications, (2017), ” vol. 3, no. 2. 13. U. P. Indonesia, “Faktor-Faktor Yang Mendasari Stres Pada Lansia,” J. Penelit. Pendidik., (2016), vol. 16, no. 1. 14. X. Wang, “Subjective well-being associated with size of social network and social support of elderly,” J. Health Psychol., (2016), vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1037–1042