61 languages are found on Twitter. Here’s how they rank in popularity.

As Twitter seeks to become a global town square, it’s not surprising that there are a multitude of languages on the service.

Social media research firm Semiocast has compiled an infographic that highlights the most popular language used along with a breakdown of Tweets from around the world.

 

twitter-language-ranking

English tops as the number one language on the microblogging platform, with Japanese, Spanish, Malay, and Portuguese rounding out the top five, respectively.

Based on the firm’s research, the majority of activity on Twitter comes from the United States. In June 2013, 3.7 billion Tweets were sent from the country with Japan coming in second with 1.8 billion. However, in looking at the number of active Twitter users worldwide by quarter, in Q3 2013, the US had approximately 50 million active accounts compared to the remaining 182 million from around the world.

Via MIT’s Technology Review

 

Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On