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Twitter K-pop Stan Become The Unforeseen Ally to Black Live Matter: Is It The New Age of Digital Movement?

Thu, 02 Jul 2020

Opening Due to social and civil unrest within the US, protests, and riots have broken out all over the states. The catalyst for this massive social movement was caused by the murder of George Floyd by the hands of police officers' misconduct. Videos of George's last minutes were recorded ... Read More

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WhatsApp as a Platform for Islamic Education in Indonesia: Why is it an Option?

Mon, 15 Jun 2020

Social media have become increasingly integrated into common Indonesian lives. Based on the “We Are Social” report back in 2019, 150 million Indonesians are active social media users, which is around half of the population.[i] Out of all social media available for them, as a messenger, W... Read More

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Spiritual Utopia in the Virtual Space: Living in the Heavenly Second Live (SL)

Mon, 15 Jun 2020

“Have you ever dreamed of being able to be part of the full hajj experience without leaving your home? Staying where you were and simply gets to the IslamOnline.Net virtual room in Second Life![i]”   That is the opening of the most famous Islamic virtual room in Second Life (S... Read More

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The Rise of Religious Fundraising Through Digital Platform in The Midst of Pandemic

Mon, 15 Jun 2020

Based on the online census that taken period up to April 2020, Indonesia has approximately 270 millions population which is diversified into religions which have been acknowledged by the government, comprise in Islam, Protestant, Catholic, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism[i]. With the majority of it... Read More

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Loneliness as a Pandemic: The Dangers of Online Cult

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

Before COVID-19 emerged itself as a pandemic that affected millions of lives, there was another silent deadly killer which could also be considered as a pandemic: loneliness. The sense of loneliness, alienation, and self-fortitude that people have felt over the last decade could be contributed by ho... Read More

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Seeking Relevance: Digital Technology and the Ways Religiosity Evolves

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

Background In a 2019 survey, it is found that the largest percentage of Americans claim to be of ‘no religion,’ with 23.1% compared to only 5% in 1972[i]. This increasing number at face value reflects what is known as the “secularization thesis,” which believes that proce... Read More