Emiratis wary of info sent via BlackBerry Messenger

UAE nationals believe BBM mainly used to anonymously spread rumours, says survey

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Emiratis wary of info sent via BlackBerry Messenger 61% of the Emiratis surveyed believe BBM is mainly used to anonymously spread rumours.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  July 20, 2010

Most UAE nationals don't trust the information they receive through BlackBerry Messenger, a new survey by Integral Research revealed.

According to a WAM report, the survey found more than half of the Emirati respondents (55 per cent) do not trust the information they receive via Blackberry Messenger - the highest percentage of any nationality in the survey.


61% of UAE nationals surveyed agree that people use Blackberry Messenger to anonymously spread rumours and false information.

The national survey also found that three quarters (70%) of Emirati subscribers believe the use of Blackberry Messenger by children and teenagers is inappropriate, compared to the survey average of 52%.

Integral Research interviewed 400 people for the survey, including UAE Nationals, Arabs, Asians and Westerners.

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