The social web and the Gulf states

Yesterday the Guardian published an article on the use of social media in Saudi Arabia.

I’m not surprised. One thing that was very obvious when we were staying at a resort hotel in Habarana earlier this year was the number of families from the Gulf holidaying there, just as in Nuwara Eliya despite the cold and the rain.

And the thing that really struck me was just how many of the women had an iPhone or iPad in their hands and was using them.

At the time, I speculated about how iPads might be a tool for female empowerment in these countries.

It seems I was wrong – they’re a tool for empowerment – male and female …

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About dgm

Former IT professional, previously a digital archiving and repository person, ex research psychologist, blogger, twitterer, and amateur classical medieval and nineteenth century historian ...
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