Twitter Moderator Profile
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 13:41
All of my life I have wanted to volunteer for something, so that I could give something back to the community. I feel translating and moderating for Twitter has given me an opportunity to serve, albeit in a small way, my country, my countrymen, my mother tongue, and my favorite social networking site, all in one go.
When I joined the Twitter Localization Moderators’ team, I had just graduated from college. The day we launched Twitter in Hindi - 14th September 2011 - I also started my first full time job. Now, other than being an SAP consultant, in my free time I like to play with all sorts of Linux Distros, beta test new softwares, spend time reading blogs and news feeds, publishing varied stuffs on my own blog, trying my luck as an amateur photographer, and - of course - tweeting!
To new and wannabe translators, I would like to say that translating Twitter is not at all complicated. All you have to do is write the corresponding English phrases in your own language and hit “Save Translations,” or you can simply vote for translations made by others.
When I joined Twitter, I didn’t know it will become such a significant part of my life. Expressing my thoughts in 140 characters is both challenging and fun. As for the Twitter translation project, I can honestly say it’s one of the most organized, easy, and fun translation projects you can be a part of. Our little Moderators’ community - which is growing every month! - is so full of energy and ideas... And it’s not just “work” all the time, I have found a lot of good friends across the moderating groups, so moderating for me has become an awesome cultural exchange, as well.
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