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Presentation on social media for translators

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Presentation on social media for translators

You may remember that in May this year, Sarah Dillon and I gave a presentation on web 2.0 and social media for translators at the ITI conference in London, Sarah presenting remotely from Brisbane, Australia, and me in person at the venue in London. This made for some interesting technical challenges, and allowed us to [&hellip

We’re all tweeting nuts

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We’re all tweeting nuts

Traditional media in the UK seem to be working themselves up into a frenzy over social media websites lately, and Twitter in particular. It’s almost like they just realised that the internet exists beyond Web 1.0. Disappointingly, almost without exception they woefully misunderstand Twitter even more than other social media tools, which they more or [&hellip

Moving with the times

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Moving with the times

If you were in any doubt as to the sheer force and immediacy of online media as an information source, check out these stats on Mashable about what was happening online during President Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday. The same site also did an interesting piece on how the new president might seek to apply his [&hellip

New Twitter tool: Twitrans

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New Twitter tool: Twitrans

TechCrunch announced today (kudos to @matthewbennett for the link via Twitter) a new free service on Twitter called Twitrans. Twitter users are able to send their tweets to this service and a few minutes later a translation is received which the user can post to followers who speak another language. Unlike many similar tools, this [&hellip

Pick of the week

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Pick of the week

As we say goodbye to one year and wait with anticipation to welcome the next, the media usually adopts a more philosophical attitude, trying to make sense of the past 12 months, in a ‘what just happened?’ sort of way. It seems to me that people like that at this time of year, almost as [&hellip

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