Egypt has been a hotbed of activity in the past few weeks, and Twitter has been quick to see things in a different light by introducing the auto-translate tool in order to make their micro-blogging service all the more appealing across the board to all users. Apparently, tweets from leading Egyptians are being translated automatically, where this is part of a new Twitter service for those who do not speak or converse in Arabic.
Among the leading Egyptians’ tweets that are being translated automatically include military ousted President Mohammed Morsi, opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei and Arab Spring activist Wael Ghonim. The “brain” behind the translation would be Microsoft Bing translator, and all of it is deemed to be an experiment as at press time. Twitter has so far also included a list of all the Egyptian accounts that it happens to be translating, where they have called it egypt2013, which happens to have 63 members in total. What do you think of this particular automatic translating service, and will it help you in your random Twitter searches as you while your time away online?