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Arab Facebook users rise 50% in Jan-Aug period

The Dubai School of Government has said in a new report that the number of Arab Facebook users rose 50% in the January-August 2011 period to reach 32 million, Ahram has reported. The report said that Arab countries witnessing popular uprisings have seen a surge in the number of Facebook users, while the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon have the highest percentage of users among their residents. Four million Egyptian people joined the social network since the beginning of the year till August, the report added.