Spanish speakers the third largest online community


A recent report from Spain’s Fundacion Telefonica has found that Spanish is the third most used language on the internet, after English and Chinese. It was found that 8% of internet users converse online in Spanish, with 22% in Chinese and English with the largest community at 38%. Latino web surfers from the US comprised a large share of that 8%.

From the article:

The report titled “Spanish on the Web” was prepared by the Fundacion Telefonica, an institution created by Spain’s Grupo Telefonica.

It was the result of an investigation led by Jose Luis Garcia Delgado, Guillermo Rojo and Mercedes Sanchez.

English is the language with the greatest online presence, with about one billion pages, followed by Chinese, with more than 800 million pages.

Spanish is a great language to learn, given that there are over 500 million speakers worldwide, and the language is spoken in more than 20 countries. Learning Spanish gives you access to much of Central and South America, as well as Spain. And even in some US cities like Miami, it’s a more-than-useful skill to have under your belt.