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59% of Emirati Twitter users are women

Females lead males by 59 per cent to 41 per cent when it comes to Emiratis using the twitter social network, according to an independent study. The study, which set out to understand more about the demographic factors and aims of Emirati Twitter users, involved 854 participants. The study was conducted by Ahmad Al Mansour, an Emirati journalist working with an Arabic daily in Dubai who presented his findings at the first ever Emirati Tweeps gathering.

The event which was organised by Al Mezmah Centre for Research and Studies with the support of The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority drew around 100 Emiratis to the Dubai Public Library (Al Twar branch) last Thursday. The event provided a platform for Emirati twitter users to meet each other in person for the very first time,

Among other interesting findings that were presented by Al Mansour are that UAE nationals mainly take to twitter is for social networking and the majority of Emiratis on twitter took to the network in the last couple of years despite the fact that twitter was founded in 2006. The Tweeps gathering saw different speakers trying to gauge the mood of the audience about the impact that twitter has had in the region. The first Emirati Tweeps gathering is considered to be the first of its kind as it was organised by the Tweeps for the Tweeps, said one of the event hosts, radio presenter Derar Bahloul Al Falasi, who introduced the event that was held in Arabic under the title Reality and Reflections of 140 Characters.

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