English is the most widely used lingo on the internet. But in a few years, that will change.
Currently, English comprises 27 per cent of the internet. Each year, it keeps getting smaller and smaller. In 2005, English was 32 per cent of the net, and in 2000, it was 39 per cent. Chinese, on the other hand, jumped to 24 per cent in 2011 — up from 13 per cent in 2005 and 9 per cent in 2000.
Chinese could overtake English sometime in 2014 as the most prevalent language on the internet. Make sense, seeing as China has a bunch of people, many of whom are just coming online. And they all speak Chinese. Obvious!