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You can help translate 7iber's #HashtagDebates!

At Meedan we love 7iber's #HashtagDebates model! We want your help to try to take the debates across languages using our super simple Twitter translation plan:

We have 9 easy steps to start translating tweets:

  1. Sign up for Curated.By – – a tool we’re using to pull and translate tweets
    1. Add your Twitter account details
    2. Visit our bundle of Tweets:
    3. Find a tweet to translate and hit “Comment”
    4. Check the “Tweet this comment to …” box. This is important because it means your translation will go back into the #HashtagDebates feed for other people to read
    5. Write your translation in the comment box. Try to keep to <120 characters (you will see the counter) [NOTE: Sometimes it works best to split the translation across 2 comments]
    6. Add hashtag #AR2EN (identifying your tweet as a translation from Arabic > English) or #EN2AR (identifying English > Arabic)
    7. Add hashtag #hashtagdebates to ensure your tweet will be read by people following the debate on Twitter.
    8. Post!


If you want to help us add tweets for translation, then we can add you as a collaborator to the bundle. Just drop us a tweet @meedan or email telrumi[at]

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2011-04-09 11:05:48 -0700
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