Social media allows Saudis to express themselves to the world
Published November 28th, 2012 - 05:11 GMT
The government can't regulate everyone on YouTube and Twitter but this may be a good thing: Saudis are helping their image with their posts; the Lebanese have a case of Gangnam; Morsi's Mixed Moves; and why do Americans want to learn Arabic?
There are simply too many Saudis around the world who are voraciously utilizing social media. It’s not only Youtube and Twitter. Saudis are among the most prolific users of Google and equally enjoy Facebook.
Morsi's move should be seen in the context of Cairo's intensely polarized, gridlocked politics rather than as some pure expression of Islamist intent. His power is more impressive on paper than in reality.
It is a fact though that after September 11, 2001, many Americans preferred to learn Arabic more than any other language. Universities everywhere in the USA started opening more classes for teaching Arabic.