Just 6 weeks after Twitter came out with a new version for “right-to-left languages,” the micro-blogging site has now added language support for Hebrew, as well as for Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. Twitter currently has around 500 million users, and offers its services in 28 different languages. Tweeting was already possible in Hebrew, but now Hebrew menus have been added.
In contrast with Facebook, which identified the potential of Hebrew early on, it took Twitter some years to translate its services. One of the most amusing translations on Twitter was for the word, “Retweet,” which allows an existing tweet to be re-sent. The word was translated into Hebrew as, “User X tweeted you again”.