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Translators and the Presidential Election

October 14, 2008 5 Comments »

The United States has long prided itself on being a “melting pot” of different and backgrounds and this becomes especially apparent amidst talk of the different voter demographics and the pledges made to different ethnic groups. Apart from the that I mentioned before on and Obama’s , something caught my eye the other day that seemed to be a true sign of the times.

It’s a website (http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/TranslatorsforObama) called , and it employs a wiki-style approach towards translating Obama’s speeches and important articles already on the web, as well as and dubbing commercials and audio clips into a number of languages. Members can provide their own translations and information in any language they can. Links to Spanish, and translations are all available, plus related content in a myriad of languages. As the site’s creators themselves put it, they are “limited only by the number of languages [their] members know.”

Political parties aside, the most inspirational aspect of this to me is the ability to get a group of translators to unite (pro bono even!) and work together towards contributing something they believe will make a difference.


5 Responses to “Translators and the Presidential Election”

  • Commented on October 15, 2008 at 1:57 am

    I discovered your homepage by coincidence.
    Very interesting posts and well written.
    I will put your site on my blogroll.
    🙂

  • Commented on October 14, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I discovered your homepage by coincidence.
    Very interesting posts and well written.
    I will put your site on my blogroll.
    🙂

  • Commented on October 15, 2008 at 2:57 am

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  • Commented on October 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  • justinb
    Commented on October 18, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Jamie, Thanks for the kind words and thanks for the add. We’ve got some interesting stuff coming up soon so stay tuned!