16 Sep '11, 3am

Twitter launches in 5 new languages including simplified Chinese.

Twitter launches in 5 new languages including simplified Chinese.

Twitter launches in five more languages September 16, 2011 by Terence LEE Twitter is now available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog and Malay, a move which would open itself to more users in Asia. This brings the total number of languages supported to 17 (see original announcement ). Tagalog is the first language of many Filipinos, while Malay is widely spoken in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. The launch of these five languages (well, four, since simplified and traditional Chinese are technically the same) indicates a strong demand for Twitter in Asia. Hindi is spoken by many Indians, and while Twitter is blocked in China, populations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and much of Southeast Asia speak and write Chinese. Entrepreneurs and social media strategists in these markets should consider monitoring whether more native language users in their bra...

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