Why is Keek So Popular In Saudi Arabia?
- Social video sharing apps
- Saudi Arabia
- 52.8% of Keek’s users are from Saudi Arabia, making Saudis the number 1 users of the app in the world
- Censorship authorities in Saudi Arabia have blocked many social networking apps including Viber & WhatsApp Calls, as well as many social activities such as cinemas
To cut it short
With the youth being banned from doing pretty much anything that helps them vent their emotions, frustrations and thoughts, it is no wonder that social networking apps are a huge hit in Saudi Arabia. The Keek craze may have faded in most countries around the world, but Saudis are still holding on to it until this day and it still remains one of the most popular apps in the country.
So what’s so special about it to them?
Freedom of speech. An exercise that very few got to practice before the introduction of social apps. Keek has given Saudis a platform for political, religious and social self expression; something that society has failed to do.
Easy access to pornography. In a country where even the legs of women are censored in magazines and brochures, this shouldn’t come off as a surprise, really. Saudi Arabia is one of the top countries that watch porn online, and Keek happens to be an easy platform to do so!
Networking. Despite being the main reason behind the introduction of the app, this is the least popular reason that draws Saudis into using Keek. There are however, a few Saudi Internet sensations that top the list of the most popular Keek users, namely: Badr AlZidan and Abu Gevin whose death rumour recently took the Saudi Internet world by storm!