David Sifry, CEO and founder of blog search engine Technorati, has released a second part to his recent yet reoccurring State of the Blogosphere report focusing on the various languages of the blogosphere. Apparently, English is no longer the primarily language of the blogosphere as David Sifry states:
"Something that may come as a surprise (at least to the English-speaking world) is that English isn't the biggest language of the blogosphere."
Here are the rest of the details of the report:
- The blogosphere is multilingual, and deeply international.
- English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006.
- Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.
- Chinese language blogging, while continuing to grow on an absolute basis, has begun to decline as an overall percentage of the posts that Technorati tracks over the last 6 months
- Japanese, Chinese, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and German are the languages with the greatest number of posts tracked by Technorati.
- The Korean language is underrepresented in this analysis.
- Language breakdown does not necessarily imply a particular country or regional breakdown.
- Technorati now tracks more than 100 Million author-created tags and categories on blog posts.
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