Arabic social network says bigger than Twitter in Mideast

AreebaAreeba launched in 2011, billed as the Middle East’s answer to Facebook, and then claiming about 400,000 users.

The Arabic social-networking website AreebaAreeba has an important status update: It is bigger than Twitter in the Middle East.

The site’s chief executive Ayman Irshaid says its user base has hit 5 million, which he says eclipses Twitter’s in the Middle East.

However, other figures suggest that is not the case, placing the Arabic platform behind the U.S. microblogging service in terms of both active users and website visitors.

AreebaAreeba launched in 2011, billed as the Middle East’s answer to Facebook, and then claiming about 400,000 users.

The site – which allows users to share photos, form groups and play games – has grown its user base exponentially since then, Irshaid said.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya