If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably assumed Twitter was dominated by English language users. And you’d be mostly right, as English is by far the most widely used language on the social network.
However, other languages, such as Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian are becoming more popular on Twitter.
Conrad Hackett, a demographer from Pew Research Center, tweeted this graph showing how languages on twitter have changed.
Languages of tweets: 1 English 2 Japanese 3 Spanish 4 Portuguese 5 Indonesian 6 Arabic 7 French 8 Turkish 9 Russian pic.twitter.com/0jJRqbB7ky
— Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) April 5, 2014