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Facebook Trounces Arab Newspapers

Two Facebook entries in one day – that’s pretty dark in and of itself.

Nevertheless, it is for an interesting cause as it transpires that Facebook is trouncing Arab newspapers in terms of readership:

The research by Spot On Public Relations, a Dubai-based agency, says there are more than 15 million subscribers to the social network.

The total number of newspaper copies in Arabic, English and French is just under 14 million.

In Egypt alone, there are 3.5 million users, which is way beyond the circulation of any of the biggest dailies.

One third of the population in the United Arab Emirates are is to be on Facebook. [Source]

The above report is a little vague and I would be skeptical over how far Facebook could replace dailies.

Twitter – sure; but Facebook is more a social tool, rather than informative.

Still, it is a compelling clutch of stats.

To find out more, visit the official report, here.

One comment on “Facebook Trounces Arab Newspapers

  1. bambam
    May 26, 2010

    This is totally non-sequitor … how many people read news about anything but their friends on FB? If so that is and they don’t use it for picture snooping… another pointless survey brought to you by another useless firm

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