Google launches Arab days of the Internet

Google announced the launch of the program "Arab days of the Internet" to enrich digital Arabic content, through a series of activities and initiatives to be implemented by a group of prominent global and regional actors in the Middle East and North Africa.

The activities will continue throughout the whole month to stimulate the Arab user to take an active role in increasing the Arabic content on the Internet. Was chosen "in Arabic sweeter" tag for this program.

Google cooperates with Vinnie Lab and "flash" and "initiative Twitt" in the Middle East and North Africa for the development of this program, which also involved both Twitter and Wikipedia and Ted and Sound Claude YouTube. They also take part in the program two points of strong support at the local level and are the Media Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi, twofour54 and Qatar Research Institute for Computing (QCRI).

The idea for the program came in response to the urgent demand for digital content in Arabic, especially that Arabic is the fastest of the world's languages ​​prevalent on the Internet, despite the wide gap between the number of users who speak Arabic and the volume of Arabic content on the Internet at the moment fx capitalist.

At the time in which it does not represent the size of the digital Arabic content only 3% of the total digital content, the Arabic language is ranked seventh among the most commonly used languages ​​of the world on the Internet.

Said Maha Abu-eyed, Google's communications officer in the Middle East and North Africa that "the purpose of the activities of the Arab Internet days is to encourage the community to actively participate in enriching the Arabic content on the Internet."

She added that "the program seeks primarily to enhance the participation of users, we want to contribute to the availability of digital Arabic content to suit the needs and aspirations of the Arab user." fx capitalist

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