59 pct of Saudi school girls use Facebook: Report

Dubai, Dec 14 (ANI): Facebook is used by 59 percent of high school girls in Saudi Arabia, a survey has revealed.

According to the study prepared by researcher Fawzia Al Harbi, the country ranked 33rd in the world with 5,906,220 users.

The study said that social issues dominated the chat and posts, while politics and sports were of the least interest, Gulf News reports.

According to the research, 62 per cent of the sample of 500 students, from government and private schools in the Saudi capital Riyadh, said that they used the social network to chat with friends while only 2 per cent said they used it to communicate with their teachers.

The research said that less than half of the users, 44 per cent, said that they used Facebook to chat with people they did not really know.

The students said that the social network enabled them to achieve social satisfactions they could not have reached through the more traditional media. (ANI)

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