Facebook Releases Site in Spanish

In an effort to continue their strong growth, popular social network web site Facebook has announced that their web site will now be available in Spanish. The translation of the site was done by enlisting existing spanish speaking users of the site. By creating an application to facilitate the translation, Facebook once again demonstrated the power of community by receiving free translation services from its user base. Nearly 1,500 Spanish-speaking users on Facebook chose to be part of the effort and translated the site from English to Spanish in less than four weeks.

Current users who want to view Facebook in Spanish can change their language preference from their account settings. Beginning on Monday, Feb. 11, any person who goes to www.facebook.com from a Spanish-speaking country will see the site in Spanish. While I'm not 100% certain Facebook will include Puerto Rico, I'll let you know first thing tomorrow. Facebook currently has more than 2.8 million active users in Latin America and Spain.

And don't forget to check out the Facebook DóndeEs.com Events PR application and join the DóndeEs.com Facebook group to show your love for this site!

Update: 02/11/2008 3:07 p.m. - Well I stopped over at Facebook today, but I did not receive, by default, the new Spanish version. To select Spanish, head over to the account tab. Then select the language tab. From the pull-down list, select Spanish, and badda bing badda boom. Ya tiene Fa'Boo' in Español.