TECH NEWS: Study: How the Arabs and uses social media?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Study: How the Arabs and uses social media?


1 دراسة: كيف يستخدم العرب وسائل الإعلام الاجتماعية؟Initial research revealed a survey on about 10 thousand participants Arabic - specifically 9693 - that while Internet users in the Middle East supporting the right to freedom of expression over the Internet, but they also believe that the web should be subject to strict controls.
The study - a joint effort between researchers Northwestern University in Qatar ', based in the United States' and the draft global Internet WIP 'international project cooperatively looking at the social, political and economic development of the Internet and other new technologies' - was to explore the use of media in the Arab world, and chose participants from eight Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE.
The study included perceptions of the participants from the media, and revealed that 61% believe it has improved the quality of news reporting in the Arab world over the past two years, and that after falling credibility of the media in the countries that witnessed revolutions during the so-called "Arab Spring", and gave participants from Saudi Arabia and the media of their own highly amounted to 71% in agreement on it covering news independently without interference from officials.
5 دراسة: كيف يستخدم العرب وسائل الإعلام الاجتماعية؟The study confirmed the high prevalence of Facebook among participants who use social media, and reached 94% of the users of social media on Facebook, and 52% use Twitter, and 46% on Google Plus, and Anstagram 14%, noting that the majority of the above Bahrain participants.
The researchers also found that television is the most reliable source of information to the participants, but in Bahrain, according to the height of their use of the media in general, believed participants of Bahrain that the Internet is the most reliable source of information.
The study concluded that far, but let me comment is simple - as a young Egyptian living in Egypt - I can say that most of the media, especially the visual, because of their impact on human beings and human life, has become used now all the powers and authorities of different and contradictory to its own objectives without respecting the mindset scenes , and we - as Arabs - understand it well, to the point that the West is to have such wonderful I think it's time to apply it, says: Do not believe everything you see .. Believe half of what you hear!