Saudi Arabia, YouTube Nation

About eighty percent of the daily views of YouTube videos in the Middle East come from Saudi Arabia, marking an increase of 109 percent in consumption rate since last year, said Google’s Head of Emerging Arabia Abdulrahman Tarabzouni in Riyadh yesterday according to the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat daily. Saudi users account for 190 million views out of the 240 million daily YouTube views in the region, he said. Tarabzouni, who was speaking during the ArabNet conference, added that Saudis produce 34 percent of the content uploaded to YouTube and that they are responsible for 25 percent of searches on Google in the Middle East.