Working with the BBC World Service on #London2012 in 7 different languages
We’re delighted to be working with the @BBCworldservice on their #London2012 coverage in seven different languages - Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Hausa, Turkish, Hindi & Spanish.
We’ll be bringing together the most relevant Twitter accounts (athletes, Olympic sport organisations and sports journalists), their Tweets, most shared links and trends to BBC World Service pages for each of the above languages.
This build upon the work we’re doing with the BBC World Service around elections globally and our continued efforts to connect people to events on Twitter around the world, across countries and languages.
Posted at Mon, Jul 23rd 2012, 15:35
Follow electionista in 114 countries in your own language
electionista follows politics and elections on Twitter in 114 countries, bringing together over 15,000 accounts of politicians, governments and politics media in more than 55 languages.
Our initial goal was to help people connect with politics in their countries, we believe there is great value in following news on the ground. Connecting with the opinion and commentary of those living events in first person, and are in the news, is a very powerful proposition as it brings people closer together and to the events shaping headlines around the world.
Today, we’re releasing a little experiment on the electionista platform - the integration of Google Translate - you can now follow politics on Twitter in over 100 countries in your own language.
The translations integration has been added to the web and tablet versions of the platform and is an experiment and over the next couple of weeks we’ll be monitoring the quality of translations and performance of the platform. So, check it out and do send us your feedback and thoughts on Twitter @electionista or in the comments below.
Posted at Wed, Jun 27th 2012, 10:25