/// As Egypt Erupts in Political Tumult, Twitter Translates High-Profile Tweeters

July 3, 2013  |  All Things Digital


In an ongoing effort to make Twitter more widely accessible to the world, Twitter continued its efforts in experimenting with tweet translation on Wednesday, giving people the ability to see some high-profile Egyptian Twitter users’ tweets translated into local languages. The update is in lockstep with the tumult occurring in the Middle East, as the world watched Egypt’s military oust Mohammed Morsi from his elected position as President of the nation. “As part of our experiment with Tweet text translation, we’ve enabled translation for some of the most-followed accounts in Egypt, so people around the world can better understand and keep up with what’s happening there,” a Twitter spokesman said in a statement. The move is also a part of Twitter’s ongoing experimentation with translation of tweets in general. Earlier this week, Twitter began dabbling in providing a Bing-powered translation feature to some users, which displayed a tweet in its original language, while also presenting the translated text beneath it.

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As Egypt Erupts in Political Tumult, Twitter Translates High-Profile Tweeters


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