Google, the big daddy of internet, is all set to wage native languages on Google Plus, their ‘sagacious’ social network. On observing the upgrading popularity and “fandom” of Google Plus worldwide, Google developers have decided to introduce native languages into it to gain more users out-coining other cheap social networks. The Google plus accounts have crossed 50 millions and now it’s eyeing a new height to conquer.
Earlier this year, the popularity of Google plus “hangouts” created a new wave among users as it gave users a new taste of chatting, confabulating and gossip. Lately, more and more people are closing their Facebook accounts and entering into Google plus. The Google authority hopes that this language revolution will attract more users and allure them to sign in to Google plus. They are hopeful to make it more global, more radical.
“Whenever there’s a public post or comment that isn’t in your language, you’ll now see a ‘Translate’ link underneath the text. Clicking the link translates the text in-line, and clicking again returns to the original,” Google’s Editor Chi said. According to him, the users will choose from a set of languages. They will use their language of preferences. For now, country based languages are being introduced; but soon, their will be languages of native countrymen.
Chi described this is part of the efforts by Google’s Translate team “to make information more accessible to individuals around the world.”
Now, after tireless deed of developers, Google is set to wage native languages on Google Plus.
“In Google Plus, this means bringing people together regardless of their written language, and breaking down language barriers that can limit the exchange of ideas,” Chi said. It seems, the language of soul is going to make natural bond among users of different corners of the world. It’s a good omen for Google, indeed.
If someone posts something on Google Plus in a foreign language, one can translate with a single click. It will be easier and quicker than any other social networks. So, there will be nothing to be “Lost in Translation”.
Google Plus has gained much popularity since its debut in September 2011, then on 15th May, 2013, it invited users to “Hangouts.” It has been coming off with flying colors spontaneously. It keeps people ‘on air’ as always. It has opened a new horizon of gossip, hypnotizing us into it. It’s like a hawk’s flight over an oasis, always very keen to see. Before the true arrival of Google Glass, Google plus is here to keep us hot and happening. The registered friends will share Imogi (Japanese word, means image+words) with you, ‘any time, anywhere’.
No matter how much we say language is not a barrier, the world has a language of its own, still, language can be a bar on communication. There will always be something to get ‘Lost in Translation’ or get fled on air. If we get native languages on hangout zones, social networks, there will be nothing to stop us. The hashtags (#), the like buttons (+1), link ups, images……..so many share options are here, still, Google finds it necessary to connect people through languages.
So, Google is all set to wage native languages on Google Plus. In this saturated world of apps, Google desires to give something wonderful. In this 21st century when more and more languages are getting lost in the sea of eternity, this process could go a long way in preserving native languages. No language is submissive, no word is dingy, we just need to share it all, and now with a click of the ‘translation’ button. Soon, there will be exactly nothing to get lost in translation. If Google Glass is a far cry to you, sink into Google Plus with your good, old GMail account to share or to hang out. Is Google gearing up to wage a crusade against other social networks?
By Jayeeta Shamsul.