Flickr goes multilingual
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Photo-sharing outfit Flickr yesterday announced it was finally addressing the issue of non-English-speaking users by launching new versions in seven major languages, Reuters reports.
Uploaders will now be able to choose from traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish - acknowledgment of the 55 per cent of users who live outside the US of A, according to company figures. Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield said: "These are the markets where Flickr is taking off already."
He rather splendidly added: "Why are we only getting around to this now? There are two answers. One: we are stupid. Two: that we are late."