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Only 5% Of All Languages Will Survive The Internet

There is a peculiar paper circulating right now. It is about language and the Internet.

At its core, the Internet is expected to converge and connect the world to the point of language domination. As more people become exposed to the Internet they will find that the most popular languages dominate the Internet. They will also realize that there are tools everywhere to learn and adopt these popular languages:
"Of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken today, some 2,500 are generally considered endangered. Here we argue that this consensus figure vastly underestimates the danger of digital language death, in that less than 5% of all languages can still ascend to the digital realm. We present evidence of a massive die-off caused by the digital divide." - The Digital Language Death Paper on Plos One