After crossing 100 million active users mark, Twitter would now increase its Language Support by adding Hindi, , therefore now supporting 17 languages.
It is known that only 50 percent tweeples tweet in English. Rest use regional languages like Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, e.t.c. So it would be a good step for increasing more regional tweets and it may bring more local users under the twitterverse.
As posted on Twitter Blog, presently there are several and thousands of user accounts on twitter depicting national and international personalities and groups like Political and Social leaders, having 84 percent of State Governors, Presidential Candidates and the U.S. President himself. Besides there are Athletes, about 99 percent of America’s popular Humanitarians and those around the world, who helped and provided a lot of information, be it Japan’s Tsunami or Irene Hurricane.
While Entertainers are one of the mostly followed groups, Reporters make sure that every News going out in the world would be in their tweets. India too doesn’t lag behind in such groups, since we’ve Political Heads discussing about the National Issues, Celebrities and Cricketers discussing their life and performance. Besides there are few characteristic tweeples (like @GabbarSingh), who just explain the world in their own perspective. And privilege of using Hindi could bring a lot more freedom for Indian users.
It’s true that U.S and other Western Countries do make the most of Tweeples, but Asian countries also count a lot. That’s why plans of adding more languages are eminent. Just like Facebook or any other Social Networking tool, Twitter too covets global reach, and this would be quite beneficial in every aspect, since no other tool does more efficient sharing than Twitter.
Also, 40 percent of users just log in to check out what’s happening in the world, rather than sharing their own incidents. So, those just listening to the tweets, may have their own native languages now for their comforts. Maybe that would encourage them and make them Social enough to share their views.