3 Enlightening Twitter Updates

There’s a lot of buzz going on the social media sphere this week. Mark Zuckerberg got married, Facebook went public and Twitter rolled out bunch of updates. What does this all mean to you? Well if your name is Samantha Collier, you write a recap blog post of course! Here’s the low down on what’s new with Twitter:

New Weekly Email

The folks at Twitter are sending you a weekly email that summarizes the most popular tweets and stories shared by your connections on Twitter.

The email is set up similar to the Discover Tab within Twitter.com. You can easily view who shared each story, and you can simply click the Headline title to read the entire article. It’s also easy to tweet directly from the email should you want to add your two cents!

Not interested in receiving the new Twitter digest email? Adjust your preferences in Notification Settings.

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More Languages

Did you know Twitter is available in 21 languages including Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Polish? They added Swedish in January, 2012 too!

Twitter’s Translation Center is run by 400,000 volunteers which allows Twitter to take a crowd-sourcing approach to translating Twitter into more languages.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, visit translate.twttr.com and follow @translator. You can read Twitter in different settings by adjusting your language settings.

New Twitter Mobile Apps

Twitter is now available in serveral different mobile apps for the iPhone, Android, iPad, Blackberry and Window Phone 7. Take a look at all your different options here.

All in all, all of the new updates aren’t anything special. I still log into Twitter.com or check Hootsuite to see what’s going on with my friends and people I follow. The weekly digest email isn’t really a radical new feature. Heck, I don’t even care about the Discover Tab.

I think it’s great that Twitter is now available in over twenty languages and love the fact it’s crowdsourced. It will be interesting to see what new languages come on board in the future.

How do you like all the new Twitter updates? Do you read the new weekly digest email? Or is it just another annoying email in your inbox to delete? Are the new Twitter mobile apps useful? let us know in the comments below!

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