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Facebook: 56 Million Login in Arab World; Mobile Promotions Coming to Boost App Usage 

Facebook announced Tuesday that 56 million users login to the social media site from the Middle East and North Africa, where activists are using it to organize Arab Springs uprisings.

Half of these users login to Facebook every day and a higher number are connecting to the site via mobile devices, Facebook regional chief Jonathan Labin said in a news conference in Dubai.

“33 million people in MENA use a phone or tablet to access the service every month, while the number of daily active users on mobile has reached 15 million,” Facebook said in a statement. MORE…

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