The other week I was reading about FEMEN (Фемен), a feminist movement in Ukraine and their controversial protest tactics which involve going topless whilst wearing traditional flower wreaths. Inspired, I went to their blog to read more. It’s in Ukrainian, so although I could keep visiting and using Google Translate each time, I wanted to subscribe in a more real-time way. So I created a translated version of their Twitter account using Yahoo Pipes and Twitterfeed to do so. You can read how I did it in step-by-step instructions on my work blog here: Translating Twitter with Yahoo Pipes.
On the issue of whether Femen going topless detracts from the issues they’re trying to get across, I believe that although they are going to get criticised for using the objectification of women as their tool, they are going to get a lot more coverage doing so, and until we sort the system out, it’s fair enough to use the system against itself.