MENA Twitter lists

Who uses Twitter in the UAE?

Spot On’s Alexander McNabb talking to Dubai One TV about Twitter and the news media (Jan/13).

As our Twitter friends will know, Spot On is a big fan of Twitter and was one of the first brands to begin using the social media platform in the Middle East and North Africa. Over the years Twitter has helped us meet new people and brands from all over the world, find job candidates, get introduced to new clients, pitch PR stories, raise money for worthy causes, help others connect on Twitter, launch events and much more.

Of course, as a brand, we’re on Twitter for selfish reasons. Twitter helps Spot On promote its name, services and interests to more people than we could ever talk to one:one. However, we’re also believers in ‘giving back’, sharing useful information and helping others to receive recognition. One of our ongoing Twitter initiatives is @spotonpr‘s Twitter lists. We up-date these lists frequently, add new ones from time to time and have added nearly 4,000 Twitter users to our public Twitter lists to-date.

Here are some of our most popular Twitter lists:

Arab Comedy – Arab comedians, comic actors, stand-ups, Arabic comedy & comedy tweeps in the Arab world.

Arab Film – People or companies involved in creating, funding or publicising movies in or about the Arab world.

Arab Literature – Authors, writers, critics, publishers & promoters of Arab literature.

ArabNet 2013 DXB Speakers – Speakers and panelists from the ArabNet Digital Summit 2013 in Dubai, UAE (24-26 June 2013).

MENA Online Shopping – Online shopping sites in the Middle East & North Africa on Twitter.

MENA PR People – Public relations people from, in or responsible for PR activities in the Middle East & North Africa.

MENAPhotographers – Photographers from or working in the Arab world (Middle East & North Africa).

Middle East CXOs – CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, Presidents & other exec directors of companies in the Middle East & North Africa.

Middle East News (Arabic) – Spot On PR’s pick of Arabic media news sources on Twitter for the Arab world.

Middle East News (Eng) – Spot On PR’s pick of English language media news sources on Twitter for the Arab world.

MiddleEastBrands – Private sector, public sector & product/service brands on Twitter in the Middle East & North Africa.

New to Twitter?

If you’re new Twitter, you might be wondering what Twitter lists are for. We create these lists to help people find other Twitter users to connect with or to find interesting updates. Follow a list if you want to see all updates from the list in your own tweet stream. Browse list members for Twitter users that you might like to follow. Or return to @spotonpr‘s Twitter Lists page whenever you want to get an update from any particular list and click on the list to see the tweets. Also see our Twitter resources page.

Note: It perhaps goes without saying that these Twitter lists are not 100% accurate and there are surely tweeps missing from our different lists (in fact, Twitter limited Twitter lists to 500 members until a few weeks ago). So, please don’t hesitate to recommend additions to @spotonpr via Twitter if you see tweeps that are missing!

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Carrington Malin

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Carrington Malin is co-founder of Spot On and has been managing sales, marketing, media and communications campaigns across the Middle East for more than 20 years. He likes technology, surfing and chicken liver salad. You can contact Carrington via Twitter at @carringtonmalin or via his website

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