Taking the first step in its long awaited plans to internationalize, Facebook tonight launched in its second language: Spanish. With over 1,500 users translating over 40,000 sentences in just under four weeks, almost every piece of system text was translated and voted on by the community.
“Over 60 percent of Facebook users are now outside of the U.S., and many live in countries where English is not the primary language,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a statement. With over 64 million members, that puts over 38 million outside the US. Here’s a breakdown of where Facebook users live, by country:
|United Arab Emirates||286,820|
|Korea, Republic of||75,860|
Facebook will be launching in French and German next. As the fourth largest country on Facebook, Turkey is getting no love!