Gemma Houghton

Twitter Now Available In 17 Languages…And Still Growing

Twitter is now available in an additional 5 languages, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog and Malay, meaning that the microblog is now available in a total of 17 languages.  It also plans to increase add six more languages: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish and Hungarian.

Twitter, which last week, announced that it has 100 million active global users, uses crowdsourcing to translate its site, apps and support pages.

Gemma Houghton

Gemma Houghton

Director of Marketing at Webcertain
Gemma has worked in international search markteing for over 10 years and is Director of Marketing at Webcertain, overseeing all marketing activities for the Group. She also organises and programs Webcertain's International Search Summit, a search marketing conference focusing on international and multilingual online marketing which runs across Europe and the US. Gemma is currently studying with the Chartered Management Institute to acheive a Diploma in Management and Leadership. She holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a BA Joint Honors Degree in French and German.

One Response to Twitter Now Available In 17 Languages…And Still Growing

  1. Scott Abel says:

    Gemma: Do you know of any statistics (and where they are on the web) the would help me understand how people search. For instance, just because someone understands English and lives in the Netherlands, doesn’t mean they would automatically search the web in English. Perhaps they more often search in their native tongue. Do you know of any anecdotes or research in this area?

    Thanks for your help in advance. Can you drop me an email with your thoughts?

    Scott Abel
    scottabel@mac.com
    http://www.thecontentwrangler.com

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