Jurnal Kajian Komunikasi
Vol 2, No 1 (2014)

Selebtwits: Micro-Celebrity Practitioners in Indonesian Twittersphere

Rahmawan, Detta (Unknown)

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Publish Date
01 Jun 2014


Drawn from the notion that Twitter is a suitable context for micro-celebrity practices (Marwick, 2010) this research examines interactions between Indonesian Twitter-celebrities called selebtwits and their followers. The results suggest that several strategies include: stimulated conversation, audience recognition, and various level of self-disclosure that have been conducted by the selebtwits to maintain the relationship with their followers. This research also found that from the follower viewpoint, interaction with selebtwits is often perceived as an “endorsement” and “achievement”. However, there are others who are not particularly fond of the idea of the selebtwits-follower’s engagement. Some selebtwits-followers’ interactions lead to “digital intimacy”, while others resemble parasocial interaction and one-way communication. Furthermore, this study suggests that in the broader context, selebtwits are perceived in both positive and negative ways.  

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Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media Social Sciences


JKK aims to encourage research in communication studies. Topics addressed within the journal include but not limited to: -Political communication is a communication that employs message and political actor or related to power, government, and policy. -Cross-cultural communication is a communication ...