For this AMD I decided to try a common idea that I have seen other people in the class use for previous AMDs. I switched my Facebook from English to Deutsch. It was a lot easier than I had expected to maneuver around the site than I had previously thought it would be. This mainly stemmed from the fact that I am extremely familiar with the interface on Facebook. I know where the search engine, the event pages, and how to like/comment of photos simply from the visual appearance. One thing I did do was comment in German and see if when I translated the text back into English that it still made sense. Like what happens whenever I use the google translate function, the text that I wrote would make very little literal sense. It was still possible to make a general understanding, but a couple of times this resulted in people being thoroughly confused at what I was saying.
I think its really interesting that Facebook does such a good job of making the Facebook experience possible for so many people around the world, no matter their dialect. It’s a triumph of modern technology, and it has allowed people all over the world connect. I have a couple of family friends from Germany, who I am able to talk to over Facebook. I went back and read over some of their older posts to see if I understood anything. I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the things that I read I could understand key words and phrases, especially the kind greetings between them. It’s really important in this day and age for everyone to have a voice.