Just love this story on ReadWriteWeb: Using Twitter to Preserve Minority Languages. It’s about Indigenoustweets.com, launched on Saint Patrick’s Day by Professor Kevin Scannell of St. Louis University. The Prof uses his An Crúbadán (literally, in Irish “The Crawler”) web-crawling statistical software to identify which minority languages are being tweeted, and by whom.
Check out the indigenoustweets.com. I did, and I was proud to see my twitter name in there as an Irish language (Gaeilge) tweeter too.