The language of the web

11 March 2009

This is a topic I am just starting to explore, so bear with me. I have a couple of hypotheses to play with:

  1. The distribution of languages used for content – especially in social media – does not correlate with the distribution of languages of internet users (see chart below).
  2. The prevalance of non-English languages online is much higher than most English speakers think.

Discuss.

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