Facebook’s goal: a universal vocabulary that lets people express emotion as they scroll through their feed. In a sense, Reactions is an adaptation of digital culture in Asia, where messaging apps such as Line and WeChat have already established a complex language of emojis and even more elaborate “stickers.”
Does the language you speak online matter? The unprecedented ability to communicate and access information are all promises woven into the big sell of the internet connection. But how different is your experience if your mother tongue, for example, is Swahili rather than English?
Source : The digital language divide
Source : Wikidata globe
How is the world connected? The Global Language network shows connections among language groups that are expressed in Book Translations, Tweets and Wikipedia edits.
Source : Global Language Network