Facebook users translate new versions for free

Posted on Chicago Tribune From the Los Angeles Times By Tomoko A. Hosaka The Associated Press 1:31 PM CDT, April 18, 2008 click to read more.
TOKYO — The three-year-old social networking phenomenon Facebook, worth more than $15 billion by many estimates, got a good deal on going global.     Its users around the world are translating Facebook’s visible framework into nearly two dozen languages — for free — aiding the company’s aggressive expansion to better serve the 60% of its 69 million users who live outside the United States.     The company says it’s using the wisdom of crowds to produce versions of site guidelines — especially terms specific to Facebook — that are in tune with local cultures.     “We thought it’d be cool,” said Javier Olivan, international manager at Facebook, based in Palo Alto, Calif. “Our goal would be to hopefully have one day everybody on the planet on Facebook.”

 

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One Response to “Facebook users translate new versions for free”

  1. Gryskó Says:

    cool

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