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Meedan supporting real-time crowdsourced Arabic translation of LeWeb Twitter feed

Meedan is taking part in an exciting crowdsourced Twitter translation project today and tomorrow.

We'll be helping to translate a feed of live tweets from a major internet conference called LeWeb. The results can be viewed here: http://livetweeting.com/

Samer Karam will be reporting on the conference from the ground, with a team of translators translating into Arabic using Twitter's reply function.

It means this prestigious conference which brings together leading technologists from all the big web services (Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Netvibes etc.) will be accessible to Arabic speakers around the Middle East.

This is particularly exciting given that Meedan advisers Habib Haddab and Joi Ito will be speaking on the conference's first ever Middle East panel. Queen Rania of Jordan will give a keynote speech. See the full schedule here: http://www.leweb.net/program/event-agenda-0

You can help get involved - instructions are here: http://groups.google.com/group/meedan-translations/browse_frm/thread/43dae0ae616d2ab9 .

Samer has also created a video available here: http://livetweeting.com/about/