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Twitter penetration soars 3,000% in Saudi Arabia

Dick Costolo, the chief executive of Twitter has said the number of users of the microblogging portal in Saudi Arabia has increased by 3,000%percent in June, making the kingdom the biggest growth market for the social network, Saudi Gazette has reported. Half of the kingdom's active users log in daily while more than 50% access the micro blogging site via their smartphone, he said. The number of people using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter has soared in the wake of last year's Arab Spring protests, becoming popular platforms for coordinating rallies and disseminating news and information quickly.