Chinese to overtake English as the dominant language of the internet
Chinese will overtake English as the dominate language on the internet in the next five years, according to data collated by TNW.
TNW says that there are over 400m Chinese language internet users, a number approaching the 530m English language internet users. Along with this already large number Chinese has also seen a 1,277% increase in online use in the past decade.
Other language have seen rapid growth in the same period, use of Arabic increased by 2,500% (totalling 65m internet users) and Russian also saw a growth of 1,825% (totalling 58m users).
English saw one of the smallest growth rates of only 281%.