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Device allows social media stories to be saved for posterity.

DUBAI // A popular social-media archiving site will soon be available with an Arabic interface thanks to the volunteer translation group Taghreedat.

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Hundreds of volunteer translators in the UAE and across the Arab World are involved in translating Storify, which is expected to go live this year.

This year, Taghreedat volunteers also completed a translation of Twitter, and last month the non-profit group announced a partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation, the organisation behind Wikipedia.

Qatar-based Sami Al Mubarak and Mina Takla were the brains behind the launch of Taghreedat, which is now being supported by Abu Dhabi's twofour54 media cluster and is officially based in the UAE.

Storify, which was launched in San Francisco in 2010, enables users to search social-media sites and gather material together to form stories or timelines, which can then be preserved.

Postings to sites such as Twitter disappear over time, but with Storify they can be kept forever.


Via Charles Tiayon