Social Media in the Middle East: a Visual Roundup
Social media is definitely flourishing in the Middle East, particularly the Gulf region. Just take a look at the infographic below. Facebook, by far is the most popular, with Egypt having the most by population while the United Arab Emirates has the highest penetration. Citizens of Bahrain spend the most time daily on social networking sites (hardly surprising considering the events of the past few years), with Qatar coming in at second. Meanwhile Twitter is quickly gaining in popularity. Here is one question, I have, however; clearly Instagram is extremely popular in the UAE, and I have many followers in the country? But my friends and I want to know this: how is it possible that the average Emirati has about 9,000 followers when they’ve only posted about 15 pictures? Now that is something I would like to see an infographic on. Learn more at Digital Qatar.