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Young Saudis find freedom in social media

They are increasingly relying on technology to express and entertain themselves
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:50

Digital has not replaced face-to-face interaction, but it has opened the door to much more direct and robust communication.


LIFE for many young Saudis is an ecosystem of apps. Lacking free speech, they debate on Twitter. Since they cannot flirt at the mall, they do it on WhatsApp and Snapchat.

Young women who cannot find jobs sell food or jewellery through Instagram. Since they are banned from

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