Monthly Archives: March 2014

In one Arab country, 37% surf on their mobiles 6 hours per day

Latest news, opinion, business, travel from Your Middle East -

Damian Radcliffe
Last updated: March 4, 2014

15 things you need to know about the Middle East digital space

Banner Icon TECHNOLOGY …and another Middle Eastern nation has the world’s most active tweeters. Here are 15 things you need to know about the MENA digital space.

1.  Facebook has published data related to the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time. This shows that 28 million log on daily, with over 50% (15 million) of daily users doing so via a mobile device. Over the course of a month, 33 million access their accounts via a phone or tablet.

2.  MENA is home to the most active country in the world on Twitter. Can you guess which it is? Saudi Arabia. Interestingly, all of the top 5 countries – in terms of user penetration – are non-English speaking. Mashable has a nice chart showing who the other countries are, and where the leading English language countries sit in this list.

“Nearly a third (30%) of Egyptian adults play online games

3.  Business orientated social network LinkedIn has published some key data about its users in MENA. This reveals that 2 in 5 LinkedIn members in MENA hold Manager positions or above. And continuing the mobile access theme we saw with Facebook, 36% access the site via mobile. This infographic from digs deeper. (more…)