Social networks are one of the most important sources of information and knowledge these days. Saudi society is one of the leading nations in social media use. The Kingdom provides the communication network infrastructure which facilitates access to the content available on these social media channels. KACST has an account on many of these networks such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and SnapChat. In the year of this report, the number of followers to KACST’s accounts exceeded 170,000 people.
KACST uses its accounts on these social networks to spread scientific knowledge among people, to interpret scientific phenomena and technical applications and explain them in easily understandable language and styles to the general public. KACST’s messages, tweets, and video and audio clips, carry its news and scientific achievements, in addition to information on what has been achieved globally, to keep its followers up to date on the latest scientific developments.
KACST responds directly to inquiries through its accounts on these networks, making it easier for members of the public to obtain accurate scientific and technical information.