In this issue:
1. Social Media: Twitter adds new trend locations to the Middle East, a list of the ME’s most famous YouTube channels, and pretty soon, Arabs will be able to watch TV like never before.
2. Technology: Qatar’s ambulances will control traffic, drones might deliver ID cards to residents in Dubai, and the World Bank warns that broadband might not be affordable to many in the Middle East.
3. Digital Content: Will the new Dot Shabaka domain increase Arabic content on the Internet? Also check out Samy, the regions first virtual mall, and Asnad, an Arabic website for selling “digital goods”.
4. Global stories: Pew finds more than half Chinese Internet users DO NOT use social media sites, the number of humans and mobile phones in the world might now be equal, and elderly Aussies are at high risk of cyber crime.
… and much more!