Twitter Launches Crowdsourced Translation Center

Twitter has launched a new translation center to help people communicate around the globe.

The Twitter blog explains more: “The Translation Center allows us to crowdsource translations from our passionate users in order to more quickly launch Twitter in additional languages. Translators will be translating the product itself, not the Tweets. If you go to the settings page on Twitter.com and change your language, you’ll see what we mean.”

The service is currently available  in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Indonesian, Russian and Turkish will be next, with more languages coming throughout the year, including Portuguese.

Twitter first began crowdsourcing translations in beta in October, 2009. This new system was designed based on feedback from translators.