Tag: Social Media

Mobile Translation for Refugees

Mobile Translation for Refugees

[ 0 ] August 16, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan We have heard a lot from different experts about how the refugee crisis is affecting the world economically, culturally, linguistically, and more. The linguistic issues discussed tend to focus more on the language barrier between refugees and the countries they travel through and end up in. There are a number of organizations […]

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Translating Social Media Slang

Translating Social Media Slang

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Social media may not be the most original thing to write about, but honestly, there is no way to avoid it these days. Social networking sites have become hugely important for almost every company in terms of advertising, not to mention the data mining that happens on so many of them. The […]

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AI Translation and Social Media

AI Translation and Social Media

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Social networking sites and artificial intelligence might seem like a strange combination in many ways, but if you take a moment to think about it, it makes perfect sense actually. Artificial intelligence is what non-computer engineers call anything a machine, in this case computer, does that is similar to what a human […]

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Pros and Cons of Crowdsourcing

Pros and Cons of Crowdsourcing

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Some of the biggest companies are looking to make translating and localizing their web content faster and easier by using something they have in excess, maybe: customers and fans who have a bit of free time on their hands. Many people may know this as “crowdsourcing,” which is essentially the process of […]

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Translation and Internet Growth

Translation and Internet Growth

By Sarah-Claire Jordan For translators and other language specialists, the fact that Internet growth is intrinsically linked to translation might be a given. Language controls almost everything in terms of how we communicate, what we communicate, and why. It is so important to our daily lives, and even more so now with all of the […]

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Translating Chinese Social Media

Translating Chinese Social Media

By Sarah-Claire Jordan China has been the largest country in terms of population for a long time now, and shows no sign of slowing down in that sector. With so many people living in a country that excels in technology and manufacturing, it just makes sense that a large majority of the population would be […]

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Emojis and Translation

Emojis and Translation

By Sarah-Claire Jordan As we talked about in an earlier post, there has been some form of established iconography used to make communication easier since at least the 1920s, when “isotype” was created. It was never meant to be a replacement for translation and interpretation, but rather a tool that could be used in instances […]

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The Difficulties of Translating Social Media Content

The Difficulties of Translating Social Media Content

By Sarah-Claire Jordan “Social media” is one of those terms that everyone has heard, and has some understand as to what it probably means, but few of us have probably stopped to look it up. It is everywhere these days, and only the true anti-tech proponents are the ones who are deliberately missing out it […]

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