Twitter's Bing-powered translations are back

Twitter's great for connecting its users to people from around the world, but what about when they don't speak the same language? After testing out a solution in fits and starts, Twitter has officially introduced Bing-powered translations right in the feed. Of course, if you've ever relied on machine-translation (and if you've worked the late shift on a tech site, you definitely have) you know the results can vary in quality, but it's usually enough to get the gist of what's being said. It's definitely easier than copying characters back and forth, so until you actually crack open that copy of Rosetta Stone, just look for the globe icon and "translate this" button. (If it's not there, make sure "Show Tweet translations" box is checked in your account settings).