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Report: UAE, Qatar out-tweet rest of Arab world

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Gulf residents are the most prolific tweeters in the Middle East, a social media report has found.

An estimated 6.6 million people use Twitter in the Middle East, with about one-sixth of them considered to be “active” users, tweeting at least once every two weeks, the Dubai School of Government’s second Arab social media report stated.

The National reports:

Among Arab nations, the UAE had the most active users, with slightly more than 201,000. Next came Qatar with 133,000, Egypt with 131,000, Saudi Arabia with 115,000 and Kuwait with 113,000.

As a percentage of the population, Qatar came in first at 8.5 per cent of residents using Twitter, then Bahrain at 7.5, the UAE at 4.2, Kuwait at 3.6 and Lebanon at 1.9 per cent.

The most tweeted-about subject in the first quarter, between January 5 and April 5, was the Arab uprisings.

But governments and businesses are also joining in on Twitter conversations, the study found.

Read the full article, which also discusses Facebook usage, here.

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