Ben Flanagan from The National recently wrote an interesting article about Middle Eastern social networking sites. Do you think a local website can be as big as an international one in the Middle East?

Let us know your thoughts.

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Local social networks have home advantage in taking on big boys

By Ben Flanagan

There are more than 600 million faces on Facebook, and the number of regular users is expected to rise to 1 billion in the next few years.

The social networking site overtook Google last year as the most visited website in the US and ranks as one of the top websites in the Middle East, with 15 per cent of the site’s user base living in the region.