Social Media

Facebook and WhatsApp are region’s most popular social networking sites: Social Media in the Arab World Report

H.E. Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, chairman of Dubai Holding

‘Knowing about the most influential tools will enable decision-makers to invest optimally to serving the community,’ says HE Mohammed Al Gergawi 89% Facebook users in the Arab world access it daily 84% respondents active on WhatsApp The first of its kind report on ‘Social Media in the Arab World,’ unveiled on the sidelines of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit ...

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Prince Alwaleed Tops 2014 “100 Most Influential Personality” List in Saudi Arabia Through Twitter

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HRH Also Tops “50 Most Influential Men” in Saudi Arabian Social Media HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), has been ranked number one in the “100 Most Influential Personality” general list in Saudi Arabian via Twitter in the online publication Almarsad Alsaudi for social media “Elmaam”. Furthermore, Prince Alwaleed also tops Elmaam’s ...

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Four Devices Per Person, Nationwide. Social Media Connectivity Tops Five Hours Daily For 86% Of Users, With WhatsApp Fast Taking Hold

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Adults, nationwide own at least four devices each, bringing the UAE in line with the global average, according to a recent study from Connected Life by TNS, the world’s largest custom market research organisation. However smartphone device ownership in the UAE is over-indexed, meaning consumers own more smartphones compared to the rest of the world. The study also identifies that ...

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Leaders of the Muslim World Dominate Top Twitter Rankings

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The Digital Policy Council’s latest research observes five out of the Top 15 Heads of State who tweet stem from predominantly Muslim nations. Washington, D.C. Jan 1, 2015 The Digital Policy Council (DPC) released its fifth annual ranking of world leaders’ use of Twitter. DPC’s latest report indicates almost stagnant growth in the number of heads of state on this ...

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LinkedIn reveals most influential UAE brands

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Industry leaders set new benchmark for online engagement with their target audiences LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, today announced the top ten most influential brands headquartered in the UAE based on engagement among LinkedIn’s membership of 313 million professionals. The new ranking follows the announcement of LinkedIn’s Content Marketing Score earlier in the year, an ...

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Arab Social Media Award calls for entries to be submitted before deadline on September 15

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Volume of entries received so far suggests strong response from all Arab countries Award to honor best social media initiatives in 20 categories The deadline is fast approaching for closure of entries for the first-ever Arab Social Media Award, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler ...

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Initiative Dubai One Oscars Campaign aTwitter Winner

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Communication agency’s partnership with DMI highlighted as best practice by social media giant Dubai – Dubai Media Incorporated ( DMI ) television channel Dubai Onehas received acclaim for its 2014 Oscars coverage thanks to regionalmedia communications networkInitiative. The creative agency’s Twitter campaign for the station’s 86th Academy Awards broadcast was so successful that the social media giant incorporated it as ...

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Emirates ID Launches Interactive Application on Facebook for Special Needs People

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In a major step towards facilitating services for the special needs people, the Emirates Identity Authority has launched an interactive online application on its facebook pages aimed at easing the burden of people with hearing and visual impairment in their transactions with Emirates ID, the application uses both braille and sign languages. This is part of the ‘El Khair Huwiyati’ ...

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The strong presence of “Mobily” dominates the social networks in the region

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Mobily dominated the social networks, where the company has the largest number of subscribers in the Middle East in its channel on YouTube at the level of rating companies, as well as being one of the leading companies in the telecomm sector in respect of the number of followers in Google+. The number of those who follow the account of ...

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Social Media is a news gathering tool and not a threat to traditional media: Top AP Official

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John Danisjewski, Vice-President and Senior Managing Editor for International News But cautions over dangers associated with public-sourced news, if not verified Social media is not a threat to the traditional media, but offers great opportunity for media outlets to gather information, a top international expert said. John Danisjewski, Vice-President and Senior Managing Editor for International News at the Associated Press, ...

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