Twitter Shows Korean-Speaking Users Some Love
Article by George Norman
On 20 Jan 2011
Popular micro-blogging and social networking site Twitter showed Korean-speaking users some love by announcing that support for their language has been added. The Twitter site, the Twitter for iPhone app, and the Twitter for Android app, they all now provide support for Korean.

The announcement was made in a blog post authored by the Head of International Strategy at Twitter, Katie Jacobs Stanton. You can read her blog post here – but only if you are fluent in Korean, because the blog post is in Korean. What better way to announce that Twitter provides support for Korean, right?

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Sine I’m not fluent in Korean I had to use Google Translate to find out what Katie Jacobs Stanton said. From what I could gather (machine translations are never that good), support for Korean has been added as part of Twitter’s strategy to provide an easier means of staying in touch and communicating with others. It was also added because the number of Twitter users in Korea has increased considerably in the past year. It has increased tenfold as a matter of fact.

As a little side note, did you know that in 2010, a grand total of 25 billion tweets have been sent and 100 million new accounts were registered? If you didn’t, you do know.

Getting back to the topic at hand, now that Twitter provides support Korean, the number of languages it supports has gone up to 7. Twitter now provides support for a grand total of seven international languages, mainly English (obviously), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Korean.

The Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android official apps were both released in May 2010. You can grab Twitter for iPhone from the App Store (iTunes link here) and the Twitter for Android app from the Android Maket by scanning the QR code below. Both apps now provide support for Korean.






Tags: Twitter, Korean, Language support
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