Hack Week is one of the ways we actively promote innovation through experimentation around the company. This week, a wide range of folks here are taking time away from their day-to-day work to collaborate and develop ideas that they are passionate about.
Beginning today, right-to-left languages are now available for volunteers to translate in the Twitter Translation Center, starting with Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu. The Twitter Translation Center takes a crowd-sourced approach to translating and localizing Twitter for people around the world. More than 425,000 volunteers contribute to the Translation Center, and to date have helped make Twitter available in 22 languages. With their help, these will be the next four.
Every year at this time, film buffs from around the world converge on Park City, Utah to see more than 200 documentaries, dramas and short films at the Sundance Film Festival (@sundancefest). To discover the next great films, directors and stars before they make it big, just follow along on Twitter.
Tonight, the remaining field of Republican candidates took to the stage in South Carolina to make their case to voters. Throughout the debate, Fox News encouraged viewers to rate each candidate’s responses in real time by tweeting #answer or #dodge plus the candidate’s name.
As the primaries roll on, so do the political conversations on Twitter. If you want to be the first to hear what’s happening on the campaign trail as it unfolds in real time, here’s a list of accounts we suggest you follow to get in the middle of the action.
This year, discovering the playoffs on Twitter is easier than ever: we’ve partnered with @chevrolet to launch Road to the #SuperBowl. Head over to get real-time updates from everyone watching every playoff game, including coaches, players, analysts and fans. While the teams move the chains on the field, on Twitter you can track who’s winning by the number of Tweets fans send about players and teams.
More than 400,000 volunteers have contributed to our Translation Center, which takes a crowd-sourced approach to making Twitter available in new languages. In fact, thanks to these passionate people all over the world, Twitter is offered in 21 languages. We’ve recently introduced it in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Polish — and today, we launch in Swedish.
Tweets have become one of the most important — and simplest — ways for people to share news, humor, inspiration, and knowledge online. And they are even richer when they include pictures, videos, locations, or links to other sites on the web. With the new version of Twitter, anyone can embed Tweets simply by copying and pasting one line of code into their website. Embedded Tweets automatically open to show images, conversations and videos.