The Social Sciences

Year: 2014
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Page No. 42 - 47

Online Forum Slang as National Cultural Identity in Cyberspace

Authors : Anindito and Bhernadetta Pravita Wahyuningtyas

Abstract: Internet has proven to facilitate political movements and therefore can significantly support the ability of a community to meet its aims. A community may also be able to share its messages to a much broader audience. Kaskus users have created their own terms and jargons which has been slowly seeping through the daily Indonesian vocabulary. Kaskus act as a bridge that connects Indonesian values and practices across national boundaries. The need for belonging produced the creative language variety which is now spread not just in other Indonesian websites but also in real life. Kaskus language variety has become a cultural identity unique to Indonesians.

How to cite this article:

Anindito and Bhernadetta Pravita Wahyuningtyas, 2014. Online Forum Slang as National Cultural Identity in Cyberspace. The Social Sciences, 9: 42-47.

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