04/26/2013 12:57 pm ET Updated Jun 26, 2013

LinkedIn Usage Pales in Comparison to Facebook in Arab Countries, Study Suggests

History finds news coming out of Arab countries to be rather abundant, but when it comes to how Arab countries receive news/information about themselves and the outside world, how much do we really know?

As part of a rigorous study on the assimilation of news and information in the area, Northwestern University in Qatar has published a series of visualizations based on data that has surveyed roughly 10,000 adults in eight Arab countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

The result is an essential snapshot of media use in the Arab world. For example, it looks like the use of wireless handheld devices is highest in Qatar, while it's lowest in Egypt. In regards to most-used social media platforms, Facebook is extremely dominant, while LinkedIn usage is relatively non-existant.

Here's a complete look:

How People in the Middle East Use Social Media