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Twitter En Más Idiomas! Pide Ayuda Para Traducirlo

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Twitter ha anunciado hoy en su blog que pronto estará disponible en más idiomas. Hasta ahora, sólo está disponible en Japonés e Inglés, pero quieren expandir su cobertura a Francés, Italiano, Alemán y Español. Para llevar a cabo la tarea de traducir, y dado que Twitter cree que sus usuarios son los principales contribuyentes cuando se trata de mejorar el servicio, están invitando a un pequeño grupo de personas para que les ayude a traducir, implementando para ello una función especial en sus perfiles. Ello les permitirá seleccionar los elementos de las distintas páginas del sitio e introducir sugerencias para posibles traducciones. Por ejemplo, en español podríamos traducir “mentions” como “menciones”, “followers” como “seguidores”, “Direct Messages” como “Mensajes Directos” y así sucesivamente.  Otras redes como Facebook y Myspace ya han implementado diversos idiomas en sus plataformas, lo que les ha permitido alcanzar una mayor cantidad de usuarios. Esperemos a ver si somos seleccionados para contribuir! De lo contrario, esperemos que esté pronto disponible en español!

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Imagen extraída del blog oficial de Twitter

Qué traducciones sugerirías? Menciónalo en los comentarios!

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Facebook te absorbe… literalmente!

February 16, 2009 3 comments

Hola bloggers y lectores,

Estaba pasando el tiempo unos minutos en Twitter cuando me topé con la nueva noticia.
A todos nos gusta Facebook para comunicarnos con nuestros a migos y familiares, para conocer gente nueva e incluso para utilizarlo como herramienta de Marketing para nuestros negocios! Pero cuidado. No te confíes demasiado.
Hace un par de meses estaba leyendo un periodico chileno en donde aparecía un artículo sobre facebook, en el cual mencionaban a la CIA como uno de los accionistas, implicando que ellos tendrían acceso a toda nuestra información.
Ello me asustó un poco (no porque tenga miedo de la CIA, sino porque no me gusta sentirme espiada), por lo que corrí a modificar mis opciones en FB de acuerdo a los consejos brindados en dicho artículo.

Luego de un tiempo, volvemos a encontrarnos con una noticia. Ahora los nuevos términos y condiciones de uso de Facebook establecen que todo lo que subamos a este sitio pasará a pertenecer a Facebook de por vida!! imágenes, artículos, blogs, videos, notas, etc. etc., todo lo que subamos pertenecerá a ellos. Es decir, estamos entregándoles gratuitamente los derechos de autor o copyrights. Alarmante o no? Especialmente ahora que el lema “Podemos hacer cualquier cosa” es tan popular en el Social Media.
Amigos…. tengan cuidado con lo que comparten en FB. Es agradable estar en contacto con la gente que conocemos, pero debemos ser cuidadosos y no compartir más de lo que queremos compartir.

saludos a todos y estén atentos a futuras entradas al blog! En español y en inglés ;).

Carolina.

Twitter… a few Tips on it.

December 28, 2008 1 comment

Hi all,

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, and that you’re spending your holidays with your loved ones. I had a 4 days weekend which I truly enjoyed. Unfortunately, I have to go back to work tomorrow!

Anyway, a few weeks ago, let’s say less than a month ago, I joined the hype of Twitter. I was hearing lots of comments from people, saying it was a “phenomenon” or something. Many people pointed it out to be one of the best ways to market yourself, your website or your business if you have one. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with people you know, as well as meeting new people. At the beginning I thought it was just like Facebook’s status option, but then I realised it was so much more than that. It’s a very simple but powerful tool. I’m still learning about it. And there are a few codes I’d like to crack.

First thing, how do people, regular people, get so many follows. I have checked their profiles and some people simply talk about every day stuff. One girl was even commenting on her period, which I thought was gross by the way. But she still has plenty of followers. Other people post tips to anything you can imagine. Tips on how to write better, tips on how to get traffic to your website, tips on life, tips about space, etc. And they have plenty of followers too.

Other people simply tell you what they’re doing on the go. These people are usually logging on from their mobile phones while they’re doing other things. Other people are fllowed because they’re “famous”. They have huge mailing lists, so they simply let their entire list that they’re on twitter. Next thing you know they got 4,000 followers.

Now, I’m interested in learning how to promote a website, but you have to deliver the right message, or else it will just get lost in the Universe of instant messages. So how do you go about it?

First of all, you need to bring value to people. The examples I mentioned above, well they all bring value. The tips, the famous guy who gives advice on business, the girl who describes her period and her problems. Other people feel related to them and what they’re saying, so they decide that they’re worth following. In case you don’t know much about Twitter, please check this article . That is also why I’m following some people, although I admit that I started following them randomly at the beginning. Then I realised some people followed me and then stopped following me immediately. I realised they had added me, expecting me to follow them back. Since I didn’t react quickly enough, they removed themselves from my list.

This obviously brings me to the conclusion that I’m not adding enough value yet, because so far I’m only posting random updates of what I’m doing. If the same happens to you, that’s the answer. Think of this. What purpose can you give to your Twitter account? What kind of platform do you want it to be? Do you have a business to promote? A blog that you want people to read? Or a website? Are you good at something and hence can you give people tips? Don’t you ever think that there’s nothing special about you, because there always is. There is always something we can do that other people can’t, hence we can help them.

Another important issue here is to draw attention. Post a link to something funny, like a video or a website. Post links to useful articles, giving a small description, e.g. “10 recipes for your new year’s dinner *insert link here*”. Of course, if you’re aiming to get followers who are interested in cooking, then post as many links to articles about cooking as possible, but make sure they’re valuable. Don’t just flood their update screen with useless articles. Keep the word value in your mind, always. After getting a few followers, start posting links to your own articles about cooking, and this way you will link people to your blog, or website. This will help you start a solid follower base.

So that’s how you use Twitter, if you want to use it as a marketing tool that is. I’m sure most people are simply catching up with friends, but a lot of people it’s all about how many followers they get. It makes them feel more “important”. As for me, I don’t mind having a small list of followers, as long as I’m keeping in touch with them and adding value to each other.

I will be posting more tips soon!

In case you’re wondering, here’s my link

http://www.twitter.com/carolucky

Have a great sunday and see you next time!

Carolina