MySpace, Facebook and Twitter's in troubles

MySpace, Facebook and Twitter’s in troubles
By Donna J. Jodhan

 
There is something very interesting happening when it comes to communicating in various languages on websites such as Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter.  Here is the problem in a nutshell; persons who speak one language are having difficulty understanding the profiles of others in another language.  For example:  A German-speaking person is unable to understand the profile of a Russian person if indeed they are unable to speak Russian in the first place.
 
This is a very interesting challenge for these three websites and indeed for many others who are of the social networking type.  This is not an insurmountable problem; no, not at all.  Enter the services of translators and as I see it, these could be wonderful times for translators to provide services to these websites.  The sky could be the limit here as more and more social networking websites come on the scene.  This is a new and growing field and translators would be wise to keep a very close eye on it. 
 
In addition, one can definitely expect to see a magnitude of opportunities for translators spring up in the future; opportunities that are going to come out of practically nowhere.  I am going to leave you with a very interesting reference to check out.  One that paints a really vivid picture for Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.  Please see below.
 
MySpace, Facebook and Twitter’s in troubles
BigNews.biz (press release)
Therefore, a German Facebook user, cannot contact, chat or simply understand a profile of a Russian, Spanish or European user. The English language is …
Read more at:
http://www.bignews.biz/?id=810046&keys=Network-Facebook-Twitter-MySpace
 
 
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day.
Donna J. Jodhan is the president of Sterling Creations
Now you can view blogs and editorials written by Donna at:
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com (Donna Jodhan!  Advocating accessibility for all)
 http://numpadplus.com/blog/?page_id=7 (access and accessibility)
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/acnews/editorials/donna.php (accessibility issues in Canada)
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com (under the editorials section, an international perspective)
http://www.onestopbookcafe.com (under the café talk link) 
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm (important answers to consumers concerns)
http://www.diversityintheworkplace.ca (monthly editorial on issues concerning diversity)
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html (monthly editorial)
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html (blogs for language professionals and accessibility consultants)
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Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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