Author: Syilvia Fajrin
Benefits of Digital Technology for Indonesian Millennials
Millennials is the term for the generation born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s or early 2000s. This term is used to identify groups of people who have similar characteristics and experiences, who are considered different from previous and subsequent generations. Not only that, millennials are a capable generation, have very high enthusiasm and also have very extensive knowledge in developing, improving and also advancing a country. In achieving a revolution in a country, it is usually driven by millennials. With various developments over time that are advancing digital technology in Indonesia, millennials are increasingly enthusiastic about developing and utilizing it. Digital technology has functions and benefits that can be felt by all levels of society, especially millennials in Indonesia. One of the general benefits of digital technology is that it helps work in creating, changing, storing, conveying information and sharing that information quickly, precisely, with high quality and efficiently.
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In the current digital era, many millennials in Indonesia utilize various types of digital technology in the telecommunications sector. A study reported by wearesosical.sg (https://wearesocial.com/sg/) noted that in 2017 there were more than 132 million internet users in Indonesia with a growth rate of 51% in just one year. Currently, almost all Indonesian people, especially millennials in Indonesia, can easily communicate using various sophisticated tools. There are several benefits of digital technology for millennials in Indonesia:
1.Making it easier to create digital content. Currently, various types of social media platforms exist to provide ample space for millennials who want to train and hone their talents in creating various kinds of digital content in Indonesia, such as websites, blogs, and various other types of social media, by using technological devices such as smartphones, laptops, computers, and so on. This has received a good response because social media has become an expressive space for most people, especially young people who are starting to get involved in the world of content creators, editors, designers, and so on.
The world of education in Indonesia itself already uses technology in various forms. For example, administration and payments are digital based with the best information system. Let’s take the example of Alma Ata University which has an integrated information system that is used by the entire academic community and students called the Alma Ata University portal (https://portal.almaata.ac.id). Apart from that, they also have an e-learning page that can be used as a learning medium for students.
3.Make it easier to obtain learning information.
Increasingly advanced digital and internet access makes it easier for users to access various sources of information regarding learning materials through supporting applications that are related to the world of education in Indonesia. Access several learning materials from various countries by opening special websites on the internet regarding learning materials. Apart from that, millennials also use various types of digital technology as a medium to increase motivation and interest in learning, especially in the fields of education and technology.
4.Bank transactions are easier, faster, safer and more comfortable.
Not only in the world of education, but in the world of banking it can also be used by millennials. With developments over time, various types of digital technology in Indonesia have become increasingly sophisticated. Technology in the world of banking is the existence of ATM machines, mobile banking and so on which can make it easier for customers, especially millennials, to withdraw money and carry out transactions and manage their finances well.
.5. Wider Job Access
One example of using digital technology in work is by promoting products or services on social media which is connected throughout Indonesia and even the world. The emergence of various E-commerce is also used by millennials as a means of buying and selling online. All of this is very easy and practical compared to buying and selling at the market where you have to have a stall or even rent a shop which increases expenses. In fact, there are several other fields that are felt and utilized by millennials in Indonesia. Examples include health, hobbies, lifestyle, and so on. The role of information technology and digital technology in Indonesia for millennials cannot be avoided by sophisticated tools such as computers
ter, smartphones, televisions and other sophisticated devices. Because of this, millennials will always be waiting for the improvement and development of various types of digital technology in Indonesia. Because it is millennials who will enjoy and use this well, appropriately and efficiently.
Digital technology that is currently developing is very important for millennials, because they are the ones who will use and utilize it properly and correctly. Millennials will definitely continue to develop and update Digital Technology and Information Technology will become even more advanced.
So guys, those are some of the benefits of digital technology for millennials in Indonesia. Let’s develop digital technology together and make the best use of it, okay!!!
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