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Pinterest To Launch Local-Language Sites

People the world over have been clamouring to get a piece of Pinterest, and it appears that its international renown has proved so popular that the image-sharing site is looking to expand its userbase by rolling out local-language sites.

The company announced on its blog that it was looking for translators specialising in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish:

"At Pinterest, we've always wanted to make it easy for people all over the world to organize and share all the beautiful things they find on the web. We want to take another step towards making this vision a reality by translating Pinterest into other languages."

Whilst the company has currently only put out feelers for five languages, Pinterest hopes to extend its service to several more international users, including: Dutch, Greek, Italian, Korean, Malay, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish and Turkish - according to the blog post.

The site is available for international users already, but local-language sites are a much more cost-effective solution - and whilst it's already ranked the third most popular social site in the US, the new move should certainly boost its popularity around the world.

Source: WebProNews (opens in new tab)

Mariel Norton
Mariel Norton

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and previously wrote for ITProPortal, with experience on TheNextWeb, UKFast, WorldRemit, Virgin Media, Google, and more.