Pope’s New Twitter Account Has More Than A Million Followers

The Pope is now on Twitter! The 85 year old Pontiff has debuted his Twitter account @pontifex and immediately gained over a million followers. His very first tweet was sent in eight different languages from eight Twitter accounts to the delight of his many followers. A Vatican spokesman said that the Pope had been very keen to get on Twitter.

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Twitter Is Now Available In 28 Languages

The hugely popular micro-blog service, Twitter, is now available in 28 languages after having recently launched versions in Urdu, Farsi, Arabic and Hebrew. Around 13,000 volunteers helped Twitter to translate its pages and menu options in these four languages. The translated versions will allow many more ordinary people around the world to use Twitter.

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The Fastest Growing Language On Twitter Today Is Arabic

A recently-released blog on thenextweb.com writes about the results of a study compiled by a Paris based agency, which says that the fastest growing language used on Twitter today is the Arabic language. According to the agency called Semiocast, just over a year ago, only 30,000 tweets were sent in Arabic. Last month, approximately 2.2 million tweets were posted in the Arabic language.

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Hindi Day

Did you know that the 14th September is Hindi Day? Also known as Hindi Diwas, this date marks the day when Hindi became the official language of India. It was first acknowledged on the 14th September 1949 when it was spoken during a United Nations conference in New York.

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