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Twitter Language Trends

Posted on | February 24, 2010 | No Comments

Twitter Language Trends

Twitter Language Trends (source: Semiocast)

Paris-based Semiocast have released research today claiming that only 50% of Tweets are in English. This figure is significantly down on research ran in 2009 where they discovered two thirds of all Tweets were made in English.

According to the study, 2.8 million Tweets were examined between the 8th and 10th February 2010 which found the Top 5 languages to be: English, Japanese, Portuguese, Malay and Spanish. The graph on the left shows the break down.

Interestingly enough Twitter also released stats this week showing Tweet growth between 2007 and 2010. At this point in time 50 million Tweets occur each day which breaks down to an average of  600 Tweets per second!

Tweets Per day 2007-2010

Tweets Per day Jan 2007- Jan 2010

Tweets per day History

2007 5000
2008 300,000
2009 2,500,000
2010 50,000,000

Its unlikely 2011 will  see the rate of growth seen between 2009 and 2010 but one things for sure, Twitter ain’t going away. Or will it?…

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