today we look into the query of the international spread of german language in social media. For this purpose we focused our search on the, according to wikipedia, most commonly used words.
Ende, Mensch, Jahr, Prozent, schnell, sehen, groß
(end, human, year, percent, fast, see, large)
We performed the scan on german and multilingual posts of the last 30 days. The following figures we found to be particularly interesting:
- Globally there was 1.5 million post, of which about 1 million was german.
- The interactions on those posts surprised us: There where 6.3 million international interactions, compared to 1.6 million german interactions. Meaning german posts are far less shared and commented on.
- Correspondingly lower was the coverage of german-language posts: 843.000 to 4.1 million people.
Our keywords appeared in the geographical adjacent languages and regions. German-language posts where reported apart from the german-speaking region (germany, austria, switzerland) mainly in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada, Luxembourg, France and Spain.