Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

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Twitter, Facebook and Social Media in the Arab World – Infographic

Social media has been often touted for the role it played in the popular uprisings that have spread across the Arab world since December 2010. Despite the buzz, you may be surprised that only 0.26% of the Egyptian population, 0.1% of the Tunisian population and 0.04% of the Syrian population are active on Twitter.

Of all the countries in North Africa and the Middle East, Twitter is most popular in Kuwait, where 8.6% of the population is active users, defined as those who tweet at least once per month. Facebook’s more popular throughout the region. In its most popular country, the U.A.E., some 36.18% of the population is on Facebook.

Khaled ElAhmad (who goes by the Internet alias Shusmo) created these two infographics, exploring Facebook and Twitter trends in the Arab world, using Visual.ly. His data comes from a Dubai School of Government report on Arab Social Media…Read More

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Source: Visual.ly

Source: Visual.ly
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High Roaming Charges For Travelers – Infographic

Just when you thought you’d paid the last booking fee and covered the final rental car transaction, you’re suddenly hit with an outstanding roaming charge. Harummph.

Connected travelers who can’t go without their mobile devices are facing associated fees that seem to be higher than ever — or maybe it’s because they’re using more data than ever before. Either way, travelers have found ways to get around the dreaded roaming charge, or at least, reduce it as much as possible.

Communications app textPlus surveyed 500 respondents who use their mobile devices when traveling both domestically and internationally. The company created the infographic below based on its findings…Read More

Source: textPlusmashable.com, iStockphoto, Photomorphic

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Why Every Major Brand Should Use Empire Avenue – Social Media Rocket Fuel

As a professional in the marketing and social media industry, I am watching online business and business attempts for over15 years. Over that time period a lot of things have developed and looking at today’s state of things, it is quite enormous what business opportunity has developed out of the Internet. It is a completely new economy that grew out of it.

While 15 years ago, there haven’t been enough people online to justify a serious web business, today’s picture is completely different. Looking at some Facebook profiles, even dogs and cats are online. Continue reading

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Mobile Commerce And Business On The Rise – Infographic

This chart illustrates the rise of mobile commerce in the United States.

Source: Statista