I am addicted to Summize, the recently launched Twitter search tool. I use morning, noon, and night to track what is being said about my company, about me, or about any of several subjects I am passionate about. That allows me to spot product issues early and to find out what new features are delighting users.
One frustration I have had is that many of the tweets are in other languages, which has meant that I have only a vague idea at best of what they are saying. So I was very excited this morning to see a new feature in Summize: every page now has a “Translate to English” link! The automatic translations are not perfect, as you can imagine, but they are certainly good enough to give me insight into how people are reacting and to see if there are any issues with various localized versions of our service.
Go, Summize. Vielen dank! Merci! Gracias!
Thank you for the positive feedback, John. Tuning into real-time conversations happening right now is fun, fascinating, and indeed, addictive. Translating from other languages opens up all kinds of new possibilities to connect with people worldwide.
Btw, here’s an interesting query you might like: plaxo 🙂 -from:johnmccrea
Your welcome. And thanks for that query! 🙂
Here’s a feature idea: Apply the automatic translation to letting me reply to tweets in the language of the tweeter.