“Blogosphere is Multilingual and Deeply International” summarizes the Sifry Alert on State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 2: On Language and Tagging.
Technorati is tracking millions of blogs across the blogosphere and automatically tracks the primary language of each blog. Their State of the Blogosphere reports provide a valuable insight into blogging trends and blogs based on various parameters over a period of time. This latest report shows
# English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006.
# Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.
# Japanese, Chinese, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and German are the languages with the greatest number of posts tracked by Technorati.
This very significant event shows that Non english blogs are more than 2/3 of blogs, and you thought that english was most widespread. It is a good idea to add language translation links on your website / blog to allow non english readers to easily translate your website. I have added some links to let you translate this post in different languages. You can also add a Yahoo Babel Fish to your site to help in language translation services.