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WhatsApp and Facebook are most popular in UAE, reveals Federal Competitiveness Authority

Posted on 26/01/2017

The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority has revealed the results of a survey about the public use of social media. According to the survey, the results show that WhatsApp and Facebook are the most popular with 97 percent and 89 percent, followed by YouTube with 73 percent. The least popular form of social media are Snapchat and LinkedIn, with 27 percent and 16 percent. LinkedIn is used mostly by the age group between 22 and 34 years old, while the age group between 18 and 21 years ...  >>MORE

Knowledge Without Borders launches My Home Library photo contest on social media

Posted on 25/01/2017

Knowledge without Borders, KwB, a Sharjah-based cultural initiative that provided more than two million free books to the residents of the emirate through its "Home Library" project, has now launched a photography contest on social media where two winners are given iPads every day till 1st February. In the contest called "My Home Library," entrants will have to capture creative snapshots of the home library collections they received from KwB, share those images on Instagram or Twitter and link ...  >>MORE

Watani Al Emarat Foundation issues report about awareness levels of social media users

Posted on 28/12/2016

Releasing a report about the level of awareness among young people using social media about national political and security concerns, the Watani Al Emarat Foundation has underlined the need to exercise caution while using these outlets. The report followed a survey conducted in the wake of the massive impact that social media has on the UAE community. Dirar Bahloul Al Falasi, Director of the Foundation, said the report was based on a field study that quantified awareness among youth using ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of Arab Social Media Influencers Awards

Posted on 14/12/2016

The world is seeing a fast pace of development due to the speed of technological advancement, which has enabled unprecedented interaction between individuals and communities, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said. While honouring the winners of the Arab Social Media Influencers Awards, he said many social, economic and cultural concepts have to be revised because of this transformation, which is still at its peak. ...  >>MORE

VP meets Arab social media influencers

Posted on 14/12/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Tuesday met the key Arab social media influencers on the sidelines of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit, ASMIS, being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. He was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ...  >>MORE

VP issues directives to launch Arab Social Media Influencers Club

Posted on 14/12/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued directives to launch the Arab Social Media Influencers Club, a new initiative that seeks to enhance the role and contributions of social media influencers in the development and progress of the Arab society. The initiative also seeks to leverage the influencers' reach and impact to encourage creativity in the Arab region. Speaking at the Arab Social Media Influencers ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed attends 4th Tweeps Forum in Riyadh

Posted on 19/04/2016

RIYADH: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation attended yesterday the 4th Tweeps Forum, which was held in presence of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence. The Forum was organised by the Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK Foundation), under the theme "Initiative creates the opportunity". The Forum was also attended by Sheikh Khalid bin ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways launches premium Twitter channel

Posted on 01/06/2015

Etihad Airways has launched an exclusive Twitter account to engage with Gold and Platinum members of its frequent flyer program, Etihad Guest, on the popular social media platform. The Etihad Premium Twitter channel provides a dedicated online touch-point for Etihad Guest Gold and Platinum members to gain access to a range of exclusive benefits such as privileged content, tailored news and offers, and prioritised round-the-clock service in both English and Arabic, including a five minute ...  >>MORE

UAE likes Facebook, penetration second highest in Arab world

Posted on 05/04/2015

There are currently about five million Facebook users in the UAE, which represent six per cent of the total number of Facebook users in the Arab World, and 28 per cent of those in the GCC. Facebook estimates that 3.5 million of the UAE's Facebook users are in Dubai, who have over the course of March alone exchanged over a billion messages, left 111.5 million comments, and posted over 45 million pictures. Overall, the UAE has one of the highest rates of Facebook penetration in the Arab World at ...  >>MORE

Government of Dubai Media Office organises a workshop on ideal use of social media in collaboration with Facebook and Instagram

Posted on 31/03/2015

The Government of Dubai Media Office has organised a workshop on the ideal use of social media. The workshop, held in collaboration with Facebook and Instagram, aims to capture the benefits from social media, avoiding undesirable risks; consequently, efficiently contributes to achieving the objectives set by media departments. Held at the headquarters of the Government of Dubai Media Office, the workshop saw the attendance of Media Relations and Corporate Communications officials at Dubai ...  >>MORE

Ministry lauds Facebook efforts to ban abusive pictures

Posted on 23/03/2015

Adjustments made to Facebook's picture-posting rules have been lauded by the Ministry of Interior's Higher Committee for Child Protection. The new rules include banning any abusive images or offensive comments that describe provocative acts. Major General Dr Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary-General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Committee, said: "These modifications are an erudite step towards morally protecting children and ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid concluded Arab Social Media Influencers Summit with an open dialogue

Posted on 19/03/2015

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Wednesday wrapped up the two-day Arab Social Media Influencers Summit with an open dialogue session with the participants of the first edition of the event organised under his patronage. In the Q&A session, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed emphasised that social media created a new reality, removed a lot of barriers and helped make thousands of creative people and influencers famous. He said ...  >>MORE

Twitter to open office in Dubai to cater to MENA market

Posted on 19/03/2015

Twitter is looking to create more engagement and wider participation in the region with a more valued user experience, said Shailesh Rao, Vice President of Twitter. Speaking on a session on the 'Future of Twitter' on the second day of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit (ASMIS) yesterday, Shailesh said as part of this new focus, the microblogging site is opening an office in Dubai to cater to the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets. "Twitter is aiming to enhance the current ...  >>MORE

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