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English is the most widely used lingo on the internet. But in a few years, that will change.

Currently, English comprises 27 percent of the internet. Each year, it keeps getting smaller and smaller. In 2005, English was 32 percent of the net, and in 2000, it was 39 percent. Chinese, on the other hand, jumped to 24 percent in 2011—up from 13 percent in 2005 and 9 percent in 2000.


Chinese could overtake English sometime in 2014 as the most prevalent language on the internet. Make sense, seeing as China has a bunch of people, many of whom are just coming online. And they all speak Chinese. Obvious!

24% of Web Content is Now in Chinese, Will Soon Surpass English [Infographic] [TechInAsia]

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