عنوان مقاله [English]
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of social networks on cultural changes and orientations according to Inglehart's Theory. Accordingly, the research sought to answer the question: Did social networks move the cultural orientations toward Ingelhart's Materialistic values or towards Post-Materialistic values? In the present study, the mixed method (content analysis and survey) was used. In the survey section, students' attitudes towards Inglehart’s Materialistic and Post-Materialistic values were measured in social networks (in 2019). Regarding the content analysis section, the content of social networks in 2019 was measured against Materialistic and Post-Materialistic values considered by Inglehart. Survey results on "user-focused values on social media" showed that 53% of students paid attention to Post-Materialistic values. The content analysis findings also showed that about 54% of the messages generated on the three social networks of Twitter, Telegram and Instagram had Post-Materialistic value. The composition of the research results showed that the content of cyberspace was in line with students' attitudes and most attention was paid to Post-Materialistic values. These findings are consistent with Inglehart's theories and show that the country's cultural course coincides with changes in global culture.