ANYANG, South Korea, Oct 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Thanks to the proliferation of social networking services, we can keep tract of celebrity news all across the world. But the problem is, most of us are unable to do so because of the language barrier. Lately Lasso & Company Inc. came up with a neat solution to this. Its Android-based app “Fanda” (thefanda.com) can allow smartphone users to check postings of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Weibo, and MeToday in translated text.
This is how it works: Once you become a “fan” to a specific star on the site, you can receive translated postings of the star without missing a beat. The Fanda is based on Google Translate capable of support 32 different languages. But it also supports a collective knowledge translation system contributed by millions of users out there.
For example, if you are inclined to do it, you can subscribe to information on K-Pop stars, politicians, businessmen, and financial market investors, all at the same time. In this case, you can sign up for services on Psy, Super Junior, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett and keep receiving Fanda postings in easy-to-read Korean.
The user can choose the best text out of several translations, with the original text right next to it, which is an excellent way to learn foreign languages. The members to the Fanda service can volunteer as translators who contribute to the Fanda community worldwide.
Lim Baek-ho, president of Lasso & Company, said, “I’d like to grow this service to a multimedia-based Wikipedia in which users can search and find gobs of multimedia content related to the world’s celebrities and luminaries.”