Case Study in Arabic English Web

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Case Study in Arabic English Web

  1. 1. Meedan: A case study in  Arabic‐English media sharing  on the Internet
  2. 2. Web 2.0
  3. 3. Source: Social media, Alex Wong
  4. 4. Source: Social media, Alex Wong
  5. 5. “ We cannot live for ourselves alone.  Our lives are connected by a thousand  invisible threads, and along these  sympathetic fibers, our actions run  ” as causes and return to us as results Herman Melville
  6. 6. “ Blogging represents the embodiment of  the uniquely human desire to make a  difference, to leave a stamp on the world,  and to contribute to the larger society. ” Victoria Carrington
  7. 7. Language
  8. 8. If you are not there, you  can not talk to anyone. Photo by: Dave Coates
  9. 9. But they want to..
  10. 10. The Great Wall of Language.
  11. 11. Machine Translation:  A Crash Course
  12. 12. ‫ﻣﺮﺣﺒﺎ‬ ً Hello ‫واﺣﺪ‬ One                     ‫إﺛﻨﺎن‬ Two ‫ﺛﻼﺛﺔ‬ Three ‫ﺟﻤﻴﻞ‬ Beautiful ‫ﻣﺮﺣﺒﺎ‬ ً Hello        ‫ﺟﻴﺪ‬ Good        ‫آﻴﻒ ﺣﺎﻟﻚ‬ How are you ‫أﻧﺎ ﺟﻴﺪ ﺟﺪا‬ ً I am very good ‫ﺁﺧﺮ اﻷﺧﺒﺎر‬ Latest news     
  13. 13. Social Translation
  14. 14. Future of  Cross Language Web
  15. 15. Beyond the  English Web
  16. 16. Creating a truly inclusive  global information society shared world ‫ﻋﺎﻟﻢ ﻣﺸﺘﺮك‬
  17. 17. Openness
  18. 18. Mashups
  19. 19. www.meedan.net

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