Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Twitter Opens Translation Center to Crowdsource Its Move Into New Languages

twitter_bird150150.pngThe events in Egypt over the past few weeks have highlighted the important role that Twitter is taking in communicating and coordinating events of global significance. Indeed, over 70% of Twitter users come from outside the United States. And while English has been the service's dominant language, the company does offer Twitter in six other languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
In order to help make Twitter more accessible to this growing global user-base, the company has just announced the Twitter Translation Center, an effort to crowdsource translations so that Twitter can quickly launch in additional language.

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