Twitter recently celebrated 100 million user mark and has now announced support for International languages including Hindi (will be launched in the coming weeks).
What this probably means is that Twitter will allow sending tweets in Hindi (which so far has been possible using services like Google Transliteration).
For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn’t only about tweeting: 40 percent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their world.
Twitter’s global reach gives a voice to people around the world and as far away as the International Space Station. After launching Hindi, Filipino, Malay and Simplified and Traditional Chinese in the coming weeks, Twitter will support 17 different languages. [official blog].
The challenge with Twitter is the slowdown in its growth and like Wikipedia, they have reached a certain mass, but the real growth will happen only when they can reach out to the Tier-II/Rural populace. More so, given its reach in mobile device (especially in emerging markets like India), there is no reason why it should be limited to English only.
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