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Social Media Toolkit Workshop 2014 eGovForum2014

Twitter Active Users in Arab countries [Infographic]

Khaled ElAhmad (who goes by the Internet alias Shusmo) created an infographic, exploring Twitter trends in the Arab world, using Visual.ly. His data comes from a Dubai School of Government report on Arab Social Media.
Social media has been often touted for the role it played in the popular uprisings that have spread across the Arab world since December 2010. Despite the buzz, you may be surprised that only 0.26% of the Egyptian population, 0.1% of the Tunisian population and 0.04% of the Syrian population are active on Twitter.
Of all the countries in North Africa and the Middle East, Twitter is most popular in Kuwait, where 8.6% of the population is active users, defined as those who tweet at least once per month.

 

Khaled Elahmad is passionate about social media and has an ability to translate concepts into strong social media campaigns which connect with online communities. Most recently he was Digital Director for the Jordanian Government, where he managed social media for the Prime Minister and the Government as a whole.

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