BY NY Staff
The Yemen Icon Company has issued its first statistics on Yemeni Facebook users. According to the company’s information, in 2012, their number has increased by 30.8% since 2011.
Of a total of 500 Yemeni Facebook users, 22% are women. The capital city of Sana’a was the best-represented Yemeni city, as it is home to 28% of the nation’s users; Abyan, meanwhile, only had 0.26%.
The statistics showed that a majority of Yemen’s Facebook users are between the ages of 18 and 24.
As for the most-visited Facebook pages, Tawakul Karman’s page received 270,000 visits, while Yemen Mareb Press received 97,000.
Yemen Icon Company’s Director, Abdurrahman Al-Absari, stated that internet and Facebook usage numbers were relatively low because of the high cost of internet access in Yemen.