Languages Feed

Looking at the language web in 2008, we see a surprisingly clear map of Europe and Asia. The language linkages invite explanations around geopolitics, linguistics, and historical associations. The outlines of the Iberian and Scandinavian Peninsulas are clearly visible, which suggest geographic rather than purely linguistic associations. Examining links between... Read more →

Are you curious to see the distribution of searches around the world in terms of language used by people searching on Google? This is the answer, and it provides a really interesting way of visualizing that information. The Search Globe visualizes searches from one day, and shows the language of... Read more →

Netflix yesterday announced they will be releasing their (stream-only) service in 43 countries of Center and South America, including Brazil, the biggest market in the region and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As reported by one of the main newspapers in Brazil (article in Portuguese), Netflix... Read more →

In a move that very few companies can make, Twitter announced today the release of their new (crowdsourced) Translation Center, a product that will allow users to translate the Twitter interface (for free). As the Twitter team says in the blog post, crowdsourced translations are not new for them, since... Read more →