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Monday, July 18, 2011

Chinese will be the dominant language on the internet in a few years

According to this chart (http://visual.ly/chinese-new-dominant-language-internet), Chinese will be the dominant language on the internet in about five years.  Will you be able to read your Google, Firefox, and Mozilla search results when they come up in Chinese?  No, I won't either. 

But, look on the bright side: with technological advances, Google Translate and other translating programs should make it possible for people speaking different languages to read webpages from around the world.

Also, check out visual.ly for making and exploring graphics: http://visual.ly/

1 comment:

J Dugan-Brause said...

Well, yes 1.3 billion Chinese might be on the internet soon, but that doesn't mean I am conversing in their language any more than I use Urdu on internet sites now.

In other words, no worry. And yes, the translation services are getting better.