The Monday Map: Languages of Twitter
- Eric Fischer
Using the the Chrome language detector library, Eric Fischer, was able to make this fantastic map of the world according to languages used on Twitter. Each different color represents a language that was a detected in a geolocalized tweet on the social network. It’s a bit hard to see on the image above as the original map is way wider so make sure to check the full size image on Eric’s flickr account. And there’s a lot more really cool maps there!
Here are some interesting details of the map:
Europe is obviously one of the most colourful areas due to the multiple various languages spoken on a smaller territory.
Northern America is mostly grey (English) but has a pocket of French in Quebec and Spanish in the South of the US.