Best Social Media Sites in the Middle East For Entertainment & News 2017

Digital Marketing Statistics & Metrics

YouTube Tops With 81% in Getting & Sharing Entertainment in Middle East, 2017 | Northwestern University in Qatar

| Middle East

Internet users in the Arab nations are avid social media users. Among platform users, over 8 in 10 use YouTube as their main source of getting and sharing entertainment content. This is followed by Instagram with a rate of 72%, Facebook (70%) and then Snapchat (69%).

Although Twitter is lagged behind all social media platforms in terms of entertainment purposes, it ranked the top of all these platforms in getting and sharing the news.

For Getting & Sharing Entertainment Content in the Middle East YouTube Comes First, 2017 | Northwestern University in Qatar

Graph Shows the Most Used Social Media Platforms for Getting and Sharing Entertainment Content in the Middle East, 2017

Northwestern University in Qatar


Founded in 2008 in partnership with Qatar Foundation, Northwestern University in Qatar draws from its parent organization, Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA). NU-Q is one of the top 20 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the 11th in the United States by US News & World Report.NU-Q provides a framework through which students explore the world to shape their future and provides excellent preparation for a career anywhere in the world.

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