Facebook now in German

The German translation of Facebook has been launched.

According to TechCrunch the translation involved 2,000 volunteer translators. The Spanish translation was launched last month, and involved 1,500.

The article contains an interesting contrast in the approaches adopted by Facebook and their competitor MySpace to getting translated versions and local content out there.

Hat tip: Global By Design

Watch out for the French launch soon.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.

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