Social networks as a source of Arabic digital content in Oman: A case study on Sultan Qaboos university’s students

Translated title of the contribution: Arab scholars’ perceptions on the Quality, Reliability, and Adequacy of Arabic Digital Content

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This paper aims to identify the role of social media in the digital transformation of the Omani society, as social media represents an essential source of information that many rely on to create and disseminate knowledge and digital transformation. The study focuses on Sultan Qaboos University students, who are consumers and producers through social networks. The study attempts to identify the contribution of the study sample to these sites and the quality of information shared through those networks. The study also sought to identify the possibility of relying on Arabic information available in those networks and employing it as a source of information. The purpose of this study is to identify the information practices of the study sample on social networks, which may affect Arabic digital content on the Internet. The result of this study shows that the social networks are a rich source of information and have a significant role in enriching the Arab digital transformation. However, despite being a source of digital content, many users treat their content with caution due to doubts regarding the credibility of the information. The study also finds that social networks can be exploited in disseminating digital Arabic knowledge content on the Internet through codified practices through which the information can be verified.
Translated title of the contributionArab scholars’ perceptions on the Quality, Reliability, and Adequacy of Arabic Digital Content
Original languageArabic
Article number2
Pages (from-to)26-43
Number of pages18
JournalARID International Journal of Informetrics and Scholarly Communication
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2022

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