by ARAB SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT, JULY 2012:
(Summary)The Arab Social Media Report Series provides an overview of Twitter users in the Arab World. As such, the number of users in all 22 Arab countries, in addition to Iran, Israel and Turkey, are collected periodically (since January 2011 to date). These are the key findings from the latest report:
- The estimated number of active Twitter users in the Arab region at the end of June 2012 was 2,099,706.
- The estimated number of tweets generated in the Arab region in March 2012 by “active users” was 172,511,590 tweets. The estimated number of daily tweets is 5,750,386 tweets per day, or 3993 tweets a minute, or roughly 67 tweets every second.
- The most popular trending hashtags across the Arab region in March 2012 were #bahrain (with 2.8 million mentions in the tweets generated during this period) followed by سوريا (Arabic for Syria) with 1.5 million mentions, بحرين (Arabic for Bahrain) with 1.48 million mentions, #syria (with 1.3. million mentions) and #egypt (with 900,000 mentions), and #kuwait (with 860,000 mentions)
- Arabic is the fastest growing language in Twitter history