Language and Your Internet Experience. YMMV

Yup, when it comes to your online experience, your mileage may vary (YMMV) for sure, depending on the language you speak.

Check out this great article from The Guardian if you don’t believe me!

The digital language barrier: how does language shape your experience of the internet?

Internet experience? Your mileage may vary depending on what language you speak.

Internet experience? Your mileage may vary depending on what language you speak.

It’s a powerful insight into how language interplays with the digital divide on this planet.

Some of the prognosis for the diversity of the world’s tongues is quite depressing, though.

Regardless, there are rich pickings for all interested in language there: from educators to technologists.

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Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally.

Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.

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