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The TRA (Telecom Regulatory Authority) decides what internet censorship policy is in the UAE, not the telecom companies Etisalat and Du, although many residents will feel that Etisalat in particular is the decider of what is and is not allowed.This perception is possibly because there are some areas in the Du Telecom network that have no, or less, censorship of the internet, for example Dubai Media Zone and the TECOM area.The websites membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges.Facebook has met with some controversy being blocked in countries such as, China, Syria and Iran.Here is a timeline to show the progress of the social networking world.1995: is a social media website created by Randy Conrad.
For the most part, internet censorship is not overly draconian in the UAE.
2003: launched after e Universe employees with Friendster saw its potential and mimicked the more popular features of the social networking site.
Myspace became the most popular social networking site in US 2006.
The original concept for Facebook came from the colloquial name for books given out at the start of the academic year by universities designed to help students get to know one another better.
2006: is a social networking site that that enables its users to send and read messages known as It is sometimes described as the “SMS of the internet” and is widely popular with about 5 million users.