gAtO fOuNd -this chart while chasing a mouse. When I saw this chart it’s a mirror of who and how the middle east is doing in cyberspace. First let’s look at who is not letting it’s people use the internet without restrictions. Iran, Syria and Gaza Strip as you can see they are not allowed to use Facebook. Iran has 46% of it’s people using the internet but it’s cut off and monitored (intranet only mAyBe). In Syria you can see the elite use the Internet and the local population is stopped flat. The disparity of who has and who hasn’t can be seen by this little chart.
In places like Jordan almost every one in the country that has Internet access has an account in Facebook, Lebanon is also 100% online and on Facebook. Facebook and other social media is taking over the middle east. Their leaders will have to be careful in the muslin world the young are becoming more digitized every second. The smart phone has opened door to freedom more than any other device today –gAtO oUt.