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UAE Social Media Statistics 2015

Social Media has swept UAE like a sandstorm, permeating every aspect of daily life for the average Emirati. Aspiring home cooks post their best dishes, moms post pictures of their little ones, and friends share thoughts with each other, as if they were all in the same room. Since January 2014, UAE has experienced a phenomenal 23% growth in active social media accounts.

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Periscope in Dubai

Periscope App LogoThe Periscope app from Twitter made its debut in Dubai this week. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the first in the Middle East to broadcast a live streaming video on the new Periscope app. Since the broadcast was done without any fanfare or media publicity, the maximum number of users viewing the live transmission was less than 10. The amateur video showed live footage of the DIFC Quest event and was transmitted live during office hours on 6th June 2015.

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Mobile Websites vs. Responsive Websites

A lot of people are very quick to scrap the idea of having a mobile website. Responsive websites seem to be preferred nowadays, and with the multitude of screen sizes websites need to cater for it’s quite justified. There is, however, a general lack of understanding in the region as to what the difference between the two are; hence, the decision of many to totally negate the idea of having one over the other

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SMEs Don’t Care About Data Security

The title of this post is meant to be a generalization and to grasp your attention because it’s an important matter – data security that is. The bigger companies seem to understand its importance, and many do take the necessary precautions to maintain some level of data security. They don’t always do it very well, but quite often they have the basics covered. SMEs on the other hand very often don’t have much demonstrated concern for the privacy or security of their website visitors.

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The Importance Of Having Digital Professionalism

Being professional is undoubtedly one of the most basic aspects of business. From freelancers to small businesses to multinationals, the vast majority of us understands, appreciates, and respects the importance of professionalism. It can easily mean the difference between acquiring a new client and losing one, or getting hired for your dream job and being fired from it.

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What’s More Important – Your Website Or Facebook Page?

Social Networks have very wisely made it very easy to setup a digital presence without the need to get all technical with domain names, hosting accounts, programmers, and other potentially complex things(and it gets easier every year). Facebook is a great example. It takes little more than five minutes to setup a profile, upload a few nice photos, and voila – you have a digital presence, albeit a very basic one.

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