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  The Internet and Youth Subculture in Kuwait
   
 

Young people in Kuwait constitute both the highest concentration of Internet users (estimated to be approximately 63% of all Internet users in Kuwait)and the largest sector of Kuwaiti society. Moreover, as argued in this article, young people's Internet practices are likely to stimulate the most significant changes in Kuwaiti society. This article scrutinizes a handful of descriptions by young Kuwaiti of the importance and implication of the Internet in their lives.

In 1997, 1998, and 2001, three independent surveys conducted at Kuwait University found that nearly three-quarters of the students surveyed were active Internet users (S. Abbas, 1997; H. Abbas, 2001; Mazid & Ismael, 1998). In Kuwait, 57% of the population is under the age of 25. Young people in Kuwait constitute both the highest concentration of Internet users (estimated to be approximately 63% of all Internet users in Kuwait (H. Abbas 2001)), and the largest sector of Kuwaiti society. Moreover, for reasons explored below, young people’s Internet practices are likely to stimulate the most significant changes in Kuwaiti society over time.

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Source: Internet and Youth Subculture in Kuwait- Deborah Wheeler

   
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