Thursday, June 14- 2012 at 10:59
The Egyptian ministry of information has said the number of Facebook users in the country has reached 10.7 million in May 2012, representing around 13.4% penetration of a population of around 80 million, Ahram has reported. By the end of 2010, the number of users in the country stood at just 4.2 million, the ministry said. The report indicates that the more than two fold increase in Facebook users is directly related to the political developments in Egypt. Twitter, another popular social networking website, saw 129,000 Egyptian users in 2011, up 65% over the previous year.