More » Now that social networking has been taken mobile, it's easier and more exciting to share what you're doing and where you're doing it in real time.
Some of the most popular social networks have location sharing features built right into them – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat – but there are so many other lesser known social apps worth checking out that have been based entirely on location sharing.
Facebook may be number one, but others like QZone and VK are almost just as popular in other countries.
As a result, more anonymous social apps and sites have popped up.Users claim it helps take the pressure off of impressing their friends and offer the opportunity to say exactly what's on their mind.More » Teens are often the ones who spot the next big social network before they really take off, so if you know a teen, it may be worth talking to them about which social apps or sites they're using.It's not clear why the UAE telecom companies and/or telecom authorities are reluctant to let customers know about internet filtering for some sites. Etisalat seems to be more stringent than Du at blocking websites, so if you desperately want to access a website that's blocked when connected via Etisalat, one way is to use a Du connection - visit a friend or coffee shop in a free zone in Dubai for example (Du is often the ISP in Dubai free zones), or try using a Du hotspot.Censorship in the UAE is generally of subjects related to pornography, gambling, alcohol (words like "hops" or "grape beverages" are used instead of "beer" or "wine" in publications produced in the UAE), material which is offensive to Islam, material which is offensive to other religions, material which is critical of the UAE government and/or ruling families, and material which is critical of the UAE.