With the #LetsTweetinArabic (or #Taghreedat) movement on Twitter and the investment of $300 million in Twitter by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, it’s little wonder Twitter is preparing to launch its long-awaited Arabic interface this spring. Promised as long ago as November 2010 when Twitter founder Biz Stone was in Abu Dhabi, according to Twitter’s blog, it appears launch of its Arabic interface is imminent.
According to French firm Semiocast’s study in November 2011, Arabic experienced the fastest growth on Twitter, with growth of over 2,000% in their study in 12 months. Stay tuned for updated stats as more Arabic users begin using Twitter in their native language.
Twitter Translation Center adds Right-to-Left Languages – Twitter Blog
Twitter gears up to roll out Arabic version – Arabian Business
Coming to the web: Twitter in Arabic – The National