Author Archives: Jani Penttinen

About Jani Penttinen

Jani Penttinen is a founder and CEO of Transfluent, a service that helps brands connect with their fans in any language, and Xiha, a multilingual social network with users in more than 200 countries speaking 140 languages. He blogs at

Speaking in tongues: how the crowd is transforming translation

Posted on by Jani Penttinen

Ever since the first letter was chiseled out of a stone tablet, people have needed to translate text into other languages. And while keyboards are somewhat faster than chisels, the hassle involved in translating text hasn’t changed much since Moses tried to tweet the Ten Commandments: you have to find a translator, negotiate the price, [...]