Top 10 most discussed stories on Arabic Social Media in 2012

Reality television, politics, riots and more of the hottest topics on Facebook and Twitter last year
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Politics, social unrest and reality television dominated social media in 2012 according to research by analytics specialists Social Eyez.

\nThe social media specialists have released details of the 10 most discussed subjects on Arab social media platforms in 2012. The data was captured from 17 Arabic\nspeaking countries across the MENA region, then analyzed using automated tools and in-country analysts.

\nCheck out the top 10 most discussed stories on Arab social media in 2012.

\n\nThe story: 10. Father of Saudi preacher Aaidh Al-Qarni dies at 78
\nNumber of posts367,917
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The story: 9. Fuel tanker explosion kills 22 in Riyadh
\nNumber of posts368,533
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The story: 8. Egypt’s Judges Club call for nationwide strike
\nNumber of posts373,505
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The story: 7. Kuwaiti police uses teargas to disperse protesters
\nNumber of posts463,276
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The story: 6. Kuwaiti police uses teargas to disperse protesters
\nNumber of posts477,972
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The story: 5. The Voice show continues to attract more Arab audience
\nNumber of posts531,762
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The story: 4. Egyptians await contested constitutional poll results
\nNumber of posts553,509
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The story: 3. Egypt divided over Morsi’s decision against court appeals of former regime figures
\nNumber of posts895,818
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The story: 2. Moroccan Mourad Bouriki wins first season of The Voice
\nNumber of posts912,351
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The story: 1. Saudi preacher Tareq Al-Habib’s son injured in drifting accident
\nNumber of posts1,121,549
Sun 24 Feb 2013 09:45 PM GST