Monthly : January 2014

26 Jan

Infographic: Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

by Damian Radcliffe

Last week we published our 2013 round-up of Social Media in the Middle East, in a set of slides which pulled together some of the key data points and developments that we had seen across MENA’s social scene over the past 12 months. But because Digital Qatar readers are busy people, we realize that not everyone will have time to […]

22 Jan

Even Digital Natives Should Verify Sources

by Anirudh Sharma

How often have you jumped on to the Internet to search? Often enough, I am sure. Doubtlessly, the Internet and other communication technologies offer an entertaining and information escape. But, how easy is it to find information that you need and be a hundred percent sure that it’s factual, reliable and absolutely accurate? Not always. […]

20 Jan

Social Media in the Middle East: The Story of 2013

by Damian Radcliffe

One of our most popular presentations from the past 12 months highlighted key social media developments across the Middle East during 2012. As a result, we decided to do the same thing looking back at 2013. You can see the results of these efforts below and what they show is that the local social media […]

16 Jan

Your computer is watching movies. Just not the way you do!

by Anirudh Sharma

Can you imagine a world without any movies? I don’t know about you, but to me movies are an inherent part of our lives. They fill a void that the stress of living life in a world full of complicated relations, responsibilities, shortcomings and expectations. We laugh, we cry, we empathize, and we get frightened, […]

12 Jan

Fed up of Facebook? Survey defies that feeling

by Anirudh Sharma

I can’t remember how many times I have wanted to deactivate my Facebook account. Especially after spending a good few hours clicking through pictures, links, jokes, news, and other random things shared by my FB friends. But have I actually deactivated my account – well maybe once or twice and that too just to avoid […]