Facebook Goes German

March 2008
Red Herring;3/3/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that social networking site Facebook is now being offered in the German language. The German version of the site was made possible when more than 2,000 German speaking Facebook members volunteered to translate the site from English to German in under two weeks. German is Facebook's third language, as volunteers translated a version of the site into Spanish early in February 2008. Facebook has more than a million active users in German-speaking countries, according to Matt Cohler, Facebook's vice president of product management.


Related Articles

  • Networking with Visitors. BAILEY, HEIDI // Legacy (National Association for Interpretation);Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p24 

    The article introduces social media tools and their benefit to interpreters. With the development of Web 2.0, interpreters are given the chance to change the way public comment periods are run, design exhibits and meet visitors' needs. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr and Bright...

  • Race for space. Blackie, Tony // BRW;9/6/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 35, p58 

    The article reports that companies are discovering that the popularity and broad demographic reach of the social networking web sites such as MySpace and Facebook. More and more businesses are utilizing these sites for marketing, sales and recruitment. Companies are also utilizing these sites to...

  • Web 2.0: miracle or disaster? Bullock, Peter // ComputerWorld Hong Kong;1/10/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p32 

    The article talks about the legal issues surrounding Web 2.0. Led by Facebook, the phenomenon called online social networking allows users to set up profile pages and customize them by adding photos and personal details. According to the author, users of such online networks do not understand...

  • How Safe Is Social Media? Weatherford, Mark // Public CIO;Oct2009, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p48 

    The author reflects on the safety of online social networking web sites. He says that Web 2.0 technologies like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln have bring about a cultural shift in the society, where social media has become mainstream and anyone is using it to gain public value. He adds that...

  • Mark Zuckerberg, 23. Greene, Kate // Technology Review;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 110 Issue 5, p65 

    The article features Mark Zuckerberg, who became the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Facebook social-networking site. In 2004, Zuckerberg and a couple of friends have built a Web site to let them share photographs and personal profiles with other Harvardians. In May 2007, the company has...

  • On top of the world. Goldie, Luan // New Media Age;7/24/2008, p14 

    The article focuses on the success of Habbo, a social networking Web site owned by Sulake, according to its regional managing director (MD) for Europe, Phil Guest. According to Habbo, it has more than 10 million active users a month who spend an average of 45 minutes per session. The site...

  • Facebook's New Friend: Worms. Sadighi, Lalee // Red Herring;8/27/2009, p4 

    The article reports on the spam attacks against social networking Web site Facebook caused by a worm called Koobface, referred to across social sites as the Facebook or MySpace worm. Around 27 Koobface variants have been identified by anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab. Facebook had managed until now...

  • Social networks lead drive towards open web. Goldie, Luan // New Media Age;5/22/2008, p14 

    The article discusses the initiatives of social networking sites to make the social Web open to make their information and content available everywhere. The Data Availability initiative of MySpace allows MySpace users to share content across Web sites such as Photobucket, Twitter and Yahoo!....

  • Getting back to providing solutions in response to needs. Nutley, Michael // New Media Age;5/22/2008, p16 

    The article discusses the use of anthropological insights to understand how people use social media. It relates the use of continual beta in the world social media or Web 2.0. It describes the limitations of continual beta and its failure to present Web users with solutions and asking them to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics