One of the major pitfalls of statistics is the misrepresentation and misinterpretation of the facts. Getelastic recently republished an infographic from go-gulf.com about Internet usage in the Middle East. When I looked at their source information I saw Egypt was not included.
Fair enough. Egypt is in North Africa. However in the same infographic there are stats about MENA. MENA is the Middle East and North Africa. In these statistics Egypt, Libya, Morroco and other North African countries are included. This is a very different animal.
Mixing up the two kinds of statistics is misleading.
The one good thing about the infographic is that they listed the source material. So if you want information on Middle Eastern Internet usage I suggest you skip the infographic and go straight to the sources:
The first link breaks up the Middle East by country which I have reprinted below. You can see that Israel and the wealthier oil rich countries have a very high Internet penetration as you might expect. Iraq surprised me with a low web usage of 7% .