An Arabic Guide to Twitter, from Yemen

An Arabic guide to Twitter called “Twitter Guide for All Users” was recently produced by the House of Light Foundation, a non-profit organization in Yemen that works for positive social change. This guide encompasses simple definitions of what Twitter is, information about its growth, the users’ reflections about Twitter and the hurdles faced by this social networking service.
What is appealing in this guide is that it includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions that show how to use Twitter. It also incorporates interesting facts and statistics. For example, 53% of women use Twitter whereas only 47% of men use it.
One of the most useful aspects of this guide is that it provides different links to applications, like Tweetdeck and Twitterrific, that help users take advantage of the application more efficiently. The guide also sums up the positive and negative points about each application, so that the user can choose which application is best for his/her goals.
At the end of the guide, there is a glossary of the terms used in Twitter like “mistweet,” which means a wrong tweet posted by a user.
This guide was created by the managing director of the House of Light Foundation Sahar Nuraddin and inspired by DigiActive’s guide to Twitter for Activism, which SMEX translated last year.


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