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Links 1 through 10 of 73 by Ethan Zuckerman tagged language

Useful data for understanding what edition of wikipedia is read in which countries, and where Wikipedia has the largest audience.

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Hemmingway's theory of literary omission. Worth re-reading every single time I attempt to edit my own writing.

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A Chinese expert makes the (eminently believable) claim that Chinese is now the second-most prevalent language on the internet, behind English

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Very interesting visualization shows all newspapers Google News knows about on a map, allows you to select and translate each using Google's translation services

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Who's tweeting in Yoruba or Malagasy? Index of tweets in endangered, indigenous languages

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33 minute video consists of each displayable Unicode character, one per frame. Hypnotic and strangely beautiful

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World News Connection, a set of 1700 human translated international newspapers, is produced for the benefit of CIA's open source center. Some content is available to general audiences, but the prices are frustratingly high. Amazing to see human translation on this scale, but annoying that the output is so hard to get your hands on...

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Very clever paper from Gregory Grefenstette & Julien Nioch on estimating the relative sizes of languages represented online by examining word frequency within a language corpus. Would be very fun to replicate results today, though unclear any search engines provide the necessary features.

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Powerful article on the paucity of translations from languages other than English... and the uncomfortable truth that only 3-6% of what's published in English-speaking nations is translated.

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