Babylon Online Translation Community could be valuable

If you’ve ever tried to learn another language but have found it hard-going on your own then you might be very interested in a new online community being launched today from Babylon, a translation software company.

This new idea is called the Babylon Live Translation Community and it will follow a question and answer pattern with profiles for users showing both their questions and responses. Responses can also be voted on, there will be a Facebook ‘like’ link and you will also be able to search previous answers, according to Sarah Kessler over on Mashable.

What’s more if you are active on the site you’ll be entitled to rewards such as points and badges in a fashion similar to Foursquare. Users will also be able to see other users locations on a world map. Babylon has professional translators who work for them, as you would expect, and these will also be urged to join in with the online community.

Due to the sheer numbers of people already using Babylon’s translation software or service (72 million from 230 countries), this new online community sounds really promising. For a news release giving details of the Live Translation Community and other new features such as proofreading go to PR Newswire here. What are your thoughts on this new online community and do you think that it could be a valuable resource? Let us know with your comments please.