Arabs take social media by storm

By Alvin, Khaleej Times:

The use of social media continues to grow rapidly in the Arab world, resulting in the Arabic language being the fastest growing on different platforms, a new survey has revealed.

The fourth Arab Social Media Report, or ASMR, showed that there has been significant growth in the two most popular social media platforms — Facebook and Twitter.

Arabs using Facebook have hit 45.2 million at the end of June 2012, a 50 per cent growth in a year and triple that in the same month in 2010. Twitter, on the other hand, has over two million active users.

About a quarter of Arab Facebook users are from Egypt. Another one-fourth comes from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which in turn combine to make up 80 per cent of the social networking giant’s users from the Gulf… Read more

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