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Abstract

This study compared Twitter’s content in Australia and Saudi Arabia using two different techniques, content analysis and thematic analysis. The exploratory findings have revealed that the tweets in the tags that trended in Australia were mostly relevant to the topic of the tag. The tweets in the tags that trended in Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, did not largely observe this protocol suggesting those Twitter users are not mindful of the proper use of Twitter. In one of the tags that trended in Australia Twitter users felt comfortable communicating directly with the Australian prime minister; users who posted to the tags that trended in Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, did not feel comfortable communicating directly with the Saudi King because it may be perceived as inappropriate or disrespectful. Also, the large volume of RTs of offers to re-tweet tweets for money in the tags that trended in Saudi Arabia underpins a desire to have tweets posted re-tweeted. The re-tweeting of tweets suggests that these tweets are important. From a Saudi cultural perspective, the re-tweeting of tweets suggests that the user is also important compared to other users.