Social networking habits of Middle East users might surprise you

Posted on Sep 07, 2014
By Gaurav Aidasani

Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the Middle East according to this survey conducted by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with Doha Film Institute. Almost 90% of internet users in the Middle East are active on Facebook.

Internet users from Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, KSA, Tunisia and UAE were taken into consideration for this survey.

Some of the results of the survey were truly unexpected:

  • Google+ is more popular than Twitter in Egypt, Lebanon and Qatar. 
  • Only 70% of Internet users in Qatar use Facebook. The percentage is well above 90% for other areas surveyed. 
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the most number of Twitter users with 79% of Internet users who use Twitter on daily basis.
  • Almost 50% of Internet users in Lebanon use Google+.