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Twitter taps crowd to translate service into Portuguese

Five years after its creation, a Portuguese version of the micro-blogging service Twitter is in the works, the site announced. According to Terra, the site is looking to crowdsource the translation to volunteers.

“Several months ago we launched the Twitter Translation Center, which lets users help translate the site and other projects. If you speak Brazilian Portuguese, you can help the global community of translators and help us make Twitter more and more international,” Twitter said, in its announcement.

Brazil is the largest international market for Twitter, only smaller than the United States,” said Twitter representative Laura Gõmez, quoted by O Globo.

To be a Twitter translator, go to translate.twttr.com/welcome to log in. Users can also follow @translator and the Portuguese translation Google Group.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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