The aim of this study was to investigate the use of internet and social media in the population of Konya, Istanbul and Kocaeli, the three largest agricultural, industrial and economic cities in Turkey during the days of coronavirus pandemic. In today's world, internet and social media are among the most basic elements that facilitate information sharing and communication of individuals and institutions. Coronavirus epidemic disease which started in the first months of 2020 has negatively affected the whole world and Turkey. The use of internet and social media in the coronavirus epidemic disease process of Turkish people is examined within the framework of usage and satisfaction approach which is one of the most basic theories of communication.The article was prepared to investigate the changes in the use of the Internet and social media by Turkish people during the period when this epidemic was widespread. The research was carried out with the public who reached and used the internet, and the questionnaire was disseminated through social media. Descriptive statistical methods (number, percentage, arithmetic mean, standard deviation) were used when evaluating the study data. "One sample t-test", " independent sample t-test" and "che square" test were applied. Data analysis was done in IBM SPSS 20.0 package program. Data analysis was evaluated at 95yüzde confidence interval and p <0.05 significance level. As a result of the research, internet usage has increased compared to the normal period and it has been determined that different social media applications have been used by individuals in this process. It was observed that there was no difference between men and women in terms of internet usage time, and it was revealed that there was a significant relationship in the purpose of internet use, in which social media was also questioned.
Internet, Social Media, Corona virus, Communication