Does Twitter have a version in your language?

@youless (85251)
Guangzhou, China
September 18, 2011 10:08pm CST
A few days ago Twitter released the Chinese version and perhaps they want to have more Chinese usernames. A Twitter in Chinese will be easier for us to use. Unfortunately, the fact is Twitter is banned in my country. I can still access to it, since I take advantage of a software to block the firewall. But not everybody will be able to do so. This is why even if Twitter has the Chinese version, it will not be so helpful.
14 responses
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
19 Sep 11
Yes we have a Korean version of facebook too, but i prefer using it in english. Oh really?? Twitter is banned in your country?? I had heard about facebook being banned there but didn't know twitter was banned to. But may I ask you why they are banned in your country??
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
Actually Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are banned here. I don't know why they are blocked. This stupid decision is made by the stupid officers.
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
i feel lucky that its not as strict here in my country-- i can"t imagine life without Facebook :DD
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• South Korea
19 Sep 11
Me too. and youtube too :D
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@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Twitter is available in my language,filipino.But i still prefer the english version because the version in my native language is more complicate.The words are longer.The english version is simpler.The words are shorter and easier to understand.I think releasing twitter in filipino is not a big matter because almost everyone in the Philippines understands english.I prefer using the english version.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 11
i mean complicated.typographical error.sorry.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
That's so nice that Twitter also provides Filipino version.
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
hey, im a Filipino too-yeah i just noticed that it has a Filipino version now--kinda cool.but ive been using the English version ever since so the new version would take a lot of getting used to :D
• United States
19 Sep 11
i do not use the site twitter and i am not a fan of it i think it is too personal no one wants to know when your going to the bathroom or "what your doing in the bathroom" as far as the language goes i think if you live in china or whatever country chinese is spoken in then yes twitter should be in chinese but i think if you live in the united states then the language should be in english ONLY no matter what country your from or language you speak you took the time to come to the us so you can take the time to learn english period
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• Philippines
19 Sep 11
Speaking or writing in your native language sometimes won't interfere in learning English, nor using English all of the time wont guarantee mastery of the language either :)
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 11
But there can be various races of people in USA, such as Chinese, Japanese, Danish and so on.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 11
I seldom go to Twitter since from last year. Usually i am using the English version since majority members are communicating in English. By the way, where we can get to change the version of our Twitter? I don't really know how to navigate in Twitter yet since i rarely spending time in Twitter.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
I am not active in Twitter since I don't have real friends there. I just use it to do some tasks.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 11
Yeah, same like you, i used Twitter mainly is to complete tasks, too. Have a nice day...
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 11
Hi! That is really a good news and that shows that people are think that Chinese are more important nowadays. More and more people are using Chinese language and everyone are learning it now. Although I know to write and read Chinese, but I don't think I will use twitter in Chinese version because I have already used to the English version, and what I tweet in twitter also all in English because most of my follower know English. So, for me, it has no different for me when a new language version came out.
@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
I am impressed that you are so good at Chinese
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 11
Of course, I learn Chinese since young.
• Singapore
29 Oct 11
You just gave me an idea. I do not have Twitter in my native language though, but I think that it is a very interesting idea to have Twitter in your native language. Although Twitter is in English. Many people insert some other languages in the mix.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 11
It is OK for me to use English Twitter anyway.
@khat009 (62)
• Philippines
22 Sep 11
Really??twitter is banned in your country??can i ask why??...Well, for your question. I just saw a news days ago that they will be going to have a tagalog version on twitter...hehe...
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Sep 11
This stupid decidion is made by the stupid governors.
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Sep 11
I am glad to hear that Twitter is doing this. Why is Twitter 'banned' in your country? It doesn't seem like that extreme a site at all. I think chinese is a great and interesting language. I can't believe it is banned in some countries. That is so weird to hear about.
@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 11
I don't know why the stupid officers made such a foolish decision.
• United States
19 Sep 11
I'm not sure if there is a version of Twitter in the Tagalog language. Chinese Twitter might be useless to potential users on China, but it will be beneficial to Chinese people living in other countries. I do hope you get your way around things. Twitter is amazing, but only if you use it responsibly and creatively :)
@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 11
If I have more friends in Twitter, then I will be active to it.
• Philippines
19 Sep 11
cool--except that it's banned in your country:( just checked my twitter account and saw that there's a Filipino version of it,which is really great
@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 11
That's great that it has a Filipino version.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
19 Sep 11
I'm with you.I'm Chinese and though Twitter has released the Chinese version,but i do not think it is so helpful as it isn't the international version.I'm also finding ways to have an access to it.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
Are you a Weibo user? I am active in Weibo and my username is as well as Mylot's username.
• China
19 Sep 11
Yeah, that is one of advantages of living in the heaven (you know what i mean ,do you ?). I once signed up on Facebook a couple years ago . Yet when it came to be popular , it was banned in China . Since i don't know much about computer skills and i don't think it is worthy of paying for loggin on foreign websites , i have not used my Facebook since then .Afterward, some of my cyber-friends recommended me several blocking softwares such as FreeGate and something like that .But they all got prohibited as the government knew about them . I don't have a pleny of time to play "hide and seek " with the government .So i give up and only browse harmonious websites such as BBC ,Science and get involved in interesting discussion on mylot . I am used to it now .
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
But sometimes it is still annoying to go to some websites which are all unavailable.
• United States
19 Sep 11
I have only used Twitter in English, but I understand they have a Spanish version as well. Though I am very fluent in Spanish both reading and writing, I have not used the Spanish version to date. It is nice to know they are expanding to a lot more languages.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
That's so nice you are so good at Spanish.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Sep 11
I hardly ever go to the Twitter site. I go there every now and then and it is always in English. That is my language.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 11
Since Twitter is made in your country.