Voices without Votes has been covering the reactions of Twitter users, or the Twittersphere, to the U.S. 2008 elections. Tonight, we follow reactions from around the globe as Barack Obama makes his acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination.
As the speech begins, African Twitter users are having fun translating Obama's trademark phrase, "Yes We Can" into different African languages. From Kenya, afromusing starts the trend with Swahili:
dnashong, originally from Ghana, shares more ways to say we can:
kaysha remarks upon Africa's need for a figure like Obama:
He then corrects himself to say "you know I should've said Africa's new leaders. I mean US!"
Malagasy lrakoto admits his excitement for Obama's reactions:
Although it goes without saying that non-U.S. citizens have a number of reasons for their interest in the U.S. elections, Trinidadian nplaughlin puts it best when he says:
Bahraini amiraalhussaini quips:
Finally, Nigerian kuikihoro seems disappointed that Obama's speech ended so quickly: