After I realized how popular my last post about translation and language related tweets turned out to be, I thought it would be good to publish the links to most valuable content each month. So, here's the list of most popular tweets about translation and languages in March.
Just so we are clear, it's not "my favourites" list. In order to define top tweets, I go to the website called topsy.com and find tweets for a specific month with most retweets and mentions. And then I publish them here. Last month I published tweets that got no less than 6 retweets. This month I decided to publish tweets with no less than 10 retweets and mentions.
I can't say that I don't carefully choose the content for these posts though. Sometimes there are purely promotional tweets with quite a few RTs and mentions done by the staff of the same company who published the initial tweet. I don't include those in my list. I seldom include tweets with no links to useful material, only if I consider them very valuable. In other words, I do my best to choose only the most relevant content. I guess relevancy is my only criteria, besides the number of mentions. Hope you find these links useful for your professional development and for your business.
So let's start with language tweets first:
What is English, given that it is spoken in so many different countries? http://t.co/MW1iuXPcEQ / via @OxfordWords #language
What are the effects of social media on English? An @OEDonline & @BritishCouncil debate: http://t.co/woDKNzt4si #socialmedia #language
Neuroscientists map the activity of sensorimotor cortex for speech articulation. http://t.co/i7kYtFjQ3z #neuroscience #language #psychology
Hawaiian Sign Language: 1st previously unknown language (not a dialect) to be documented in US in 80 yrs http://t.co/MW6f0GMr2b #language
For English Language students: RT @matthiasrascher: 9 confusing ways to pluralize words. http://t.co/sSyQTJ6gVo #language #linguistics
How babies become #bilingual before learning the #grammar of either #language http://t.co/EJkyKLfwRn via @juliadawne @brainpicker
One learns grammar from language, not language from grammar. - Kato Lomb #quotes #language (This is the only tweet in this list without a link. But I think it's a really good quote)
And now it's time for translation (#xl8) tweets:
- Translation is a beautiful yet endangered profession. If we are to survive, specialization is the key #xl8 #quote http://t.co/3aq1TcL2eG
- Translators are the shadow heroes of literature #xl8 http://t.co/U1xDhCoKa4
- I have nothing to declare… but my undying love for translation. http://t.co/1uDAXZXvxr Pin up of the day #xl8
Doctors using Google Translate cause misunderstandings over vital medical instructions http://t.co/IxbokBArxJ via @iapti #xl8 #1nt
Hope you have found the list useful! I have certainly enjoyed going over all those links and bookmarking some of the posts for future reference. I decided to keep the hashtags this time so you could find those tweets by hashtags if you want to, or maybe see other tweets in the same category. Hope you don't mind :)
If you would like to learn more about blogging as a marketing tool for your translation business you can still register for my webinar during our VA conference. The webinar is tomorrow! You can learn more about it here. I will surely be happy to "see" you at the conference!