Social Media in the Middle East that you can use

September 23, 2009 — Leave a comment

If you are into social media, twitter and facebook is not the only social media tools for you to dominate the social media networks. It’s only 1 in 999 steps or more for you to succeed in social media.

I am not going to focus more on global social media website, what I am going to do is give you some list of social media in the middle east which I believe you still don’t know that is existing.

Why do you need a social media account in the Middle East?!.. It’s very simple, if you are looking for a middle east audience for your website or products that you want to promote or should we say branding awareness, If you want to collaborate, networking, public relations, customer service or just study the middle east social media market then you will need an account in social media website that focus more in the middle east.

They are not many but this list of social media website in the Middle East will help you to start building and optimizing your social media account. To start with, below are the lists of Social Media Website in the Middle East.

3alaRasi – 3alaRasi is an entertainment portal that features a mix of cartoons, caricatures, articles, videos, photos and audio (both in-house productions and user generated content) including sharing and social networking features.

3alaRasi

3zeema – 3zeema is an Arab service that aims to make it easier for people to organize their events and invite friends and contacts to them, whether for personal or professional events.
3zeema

Baralbait – Baralbait is a location based social service meant for people to find nearby friends, places and events, and share their experience in those places.

baralbait

Folowen – folowen is a social media search tool that aggregates social profiles of people and organization’s on several social media sites into one search result.
folowen

Ikbis – Ikbis is the first photo and video sharing service in the Arab World.
ikbis

Jeeran – Established in 2000 as the first Arab web hosting community, Jeeran’s continuous mission is to allow members the effective harnessing of the internet. Web hosting and design, online storage, image management, and e-mail, are some of the tools that make our website unique in addressing members’ needs.
jeeran

LEBConnection – LEBConnection is a business oriented social networking service that caters directly to the specific everyday needs of the Lebanese people around the world: finding jobs, promoting people and projects in the Lebanese community and finding housing.
lebconnection

MeOwns – meOwns is a web application that helps people complete another bit of their public personal profile on their blogs, social networks and other personal web pages by publishing personal collections of things they own.
meowns

Mecca.com – Mecca.com is a community portal that is devoted to serving Muslims around the world by creating a positive and unifying environment. The goal is to promote and reinforce an inspiring, positive image of the strong values that Muslims bring to their respective communities everywhere.
mecca

Muxlim – Muxlim is an online community that fosters a friendly environment where users can enjoy fun, compelling and easy-to-use social media services. Our vision is to connect the world’s Muslim communities to each other, and to the wider world, through shared online experiences.
muxlim

Questler – Questler is an informal learning network with a focus on individual experiences and conversations as the information content from which connections are created based on shared interests within diverse contexts.
questler

Sharekna – Sharekna is a free online Video and Photo sharing for users from the Arab world.
sharekna

Sejaal – Sejaal is an online community portal for Arab poets and poetry competitions that was launched by Jeeran, in its efforts to enrich the Arabic internet with a new type of genuine content and a new type of users.
sejaal

Tvosz – Tvosz.com is a place for people who love videos. It lets anyone upload, download, view, share and experience everything from short clips captured on mobile phones all the way up to full-length, high-definition feature films.
tvos2

Twtlens – twtlens allows you to create your own twitter lens on any group of users “community” that have something in common (location, work, interests, passions, etc.), to provide a quick view of the community pulse, and what’s on their minds at any given moment.
twtlens

Watwet – Watwet is a social networking and mini-blogging service created by TootCorp, a media company based in Arabia and founded in September 2005.
watwet

Wikeez - Wikeez.com is a web site focusing on user generated content around entertainment topics.
wikeez

Some of the website that I list, targets international audience. Some of them made by Arabs and focus on middle east countries. Thanks to Startup Database of staruparabia.com for providing a great source for this blog post.

If you think I miss anything, please drop me a comment and will surely add it here.

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