…English isn't the biggest language of the blogosphere. In fact, English isn't even the primary language of one third of all posts that Technorati tracks anymore.
And from McIntosh's post:
For linguists, what is amazing and wonderful and scary at the same time is the predominance of Japanese in the blogging world – 31% of all blogs are written in Japanese. Also, Chinese is on an equal pegging with English at 25%. Why is this scary? Because we're teaching all the languages that rank WAY under these two foreign languages. Clearly, the blogosphere is one place where authentic 'flattening' of the linguistic world is already happening.
So, what does this mean for the unity of the blogosphere? I can only comprehend one-third of he blog posts out there.