Archive for December 2014

Dotsub.com November Statistics

Here is the December edition of our regular section giving you, the Dotsub community, an idea of where in the world our users were using Dotsub and what languages they were working in during the month of November, 2014 and as always a fascinating piece of geography trivia at the end, this month with some Natural History thrown in.

English, Spanish and Portuguese are well established at the top of the rankings these days and in the last few months French and Czech have been consistently 4th and 5th, with Dutch, Italian and German vying for the next 3 places. Russian is the first language with a different alphabet at 9th and Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic are also represented in the top 20. So there are 13 of the top 20 using the Latin alphabet with 7 using other characters.

As always I have removed the top few (4 in this case) to make the graph a little more discernible.

 

In the countries section, Spain took second place pushing Canada to third, Brazil staying at 4th with the UK at 5th. Slovenia roared back into the top 20 at  #10 and New Zealand appeared at #14. Argentina dropped from #13 to #18 and Israel crept in at #20.

And removing the US allows everything else to be seen a little more easily.

 

Geography Trivia. The intriguing part of the data to me, as regular readers know, is the countries and/or territories that are at the other end of the list with only one or two visits. This month we primarily had unique visits from islands or groups of islands. This month, 10 of the 12 unique visitors came from island nations, the other 2 from African nations, one of those being the newest nation on earth, South Sudan.

The island group we will mention this week is Kiribati. Officially the Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011) on 800 square kilometers (310 sq mi). The nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers, (1,351,000 square miles) straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point amidst the Line Islands.

The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of Gilberts, which derives from the main island chain, named the Gilbert Islands after the British explorer Thomas Gilbert, who sailed through the islands in 1788. The capital, South Tarawa, consists of a number of islets connected through a series of causeways, located in the Tarawa archipelago. Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.

It reached the zenith of its popularity on December 31st, 1999 where because of its proximity to the International Date Line, it was the first nation to see the new millennium. It was probably also the first nation to realize that the Y2K fears were greatly exaggerated.

Its flag …

See you next month when we will do a wrap up of the stats for 2014 and see how things changed throughout the year.оптимизация нового сайтапрограмма для анализа позиций сайтакак взломать видео в контакте

The Languages Less Browsed

For those of you who regularly read the Newsletter’s statistics section, we write a short piece about countries that have one or two visits in a month to our Website. While I was compiling this month’s edition, it struck me that we didn’t look at the languages that were used infrequently. This was more of an academic interest rather than being particularly informative as, the internet tells me, many computers’ browsers are set to US English on installation and are never changed. However, never one to allow facts to get in the way of conjecture, I thought I would take a look at these languages that show up on less frequently used list.

All of these languages were attributed, by Google Analytics, of having less than five visits to the Dotsub website in November 2014. They are, in no particular order:

Afrikaans Irish Khmer Tamil Urdu Bosnian
Gujurati Marathi Amharic Assamese Gaelic Hausa
Latin Armenian Maori Burmese Icelandic Malayalam
Mongolian Albanian Telugu Yiddish Luxembourgish

 

 

 

As you can see they span the spectrum, from Latin and Gaelic which have very few speakers and one can only imagine that there are fewer people who set their Browser to those languages, to the Indian languages such as Gujurati, Marathi, Urdu, etc. which are spoken by large numbers of people, each of those examples are spoken by more than 70 million each, but probably have another language for their internet usage.

We, at Dotsub, are very proud of our linguistic and cultural diversity and hope to further the ideals of information accessibility, irrespective of what language(s) you speak.mobile gameпиар стратегия примерkombohacker 4 ghost торрент

The Global Language Network

Translation Big Data Mapped in New Study

What are the most influential languages in the world? Researchers at MIT, led by César Hidalgo, set out to answer that question.

How would you even begin?  They began with books, Wikipedia, and Twitter and then mapped the number of translations between languages.  [Ed Note: Why not videos and movies??]  The researchers were rigorous in weeding out commercial tweets, bot generated content, sales/marketing messages, etc.  Translations were used as a metric for the greatest ability to reach other people and thereby influence them.

The hub languages?  English turned out to be the largest hub for information translated from one language into another in all three data sets. Other languages including Russian, German, and Spanish also serve as hubs to other languages.  It should be remembered that these are not based on number of speakers or even who is doing the writing – it is based on the number of translations.

“Of the many languages that have ever been spoken, only a few of them have been able to achieve global prominence, they have been important enough to become a global language,” Hidalgo told Serious Science.

The results and details are beautifully laid out on the interactive website:  The Global Language Network.   Be forewarned that you might get in there and not get out for quite a while.

Screen shots below.

The Wikipedia Data Set

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The Twitter Data Set

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The Books Data Set

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Videum Ends the Year with a Relaunch!

Videum, a Dotsub partner, recently relaunched their website focused on delivering health & medical videos to a global audience.  Videum (www.videum.com) aggregates videos from some of the top health content producers and distributes them to leading health and video sites around the world.  With over 200+ publishers in 86 countries, Videum works with its strategic partner, Publicis Healthcare, to reach a target audience of healthcare professionals and consumers.  A primary feature of the Videum platform is its capability to enable multi-language subtitles, making content accessible across language barriers.

“Videum.com is powered by Dotsub,” explains Paul Dinsmore, President & COO of Videum, “Dotsub lets us make good on the promise of outstanding health content made effective because it can be delivered in native languages.”

New functionality on the website include an enhanced user experience, viewing through topical and custom Watchlists, and ‘lean-back’ viewing of health and medical videos by categories via Videum TV.

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Make Way for Millennials!

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Kay Koplovitz founded the USA Network and is the first woman to serve as network president in television history.  Recognized as an authority in broadcast, communications and technology,  Koplovitz explores how the millennials are building the entrepreneurial community in a two-part article for Forbes.  The youth oriented organizations include the Kairos  Society and the Thieil Foundation.  The common themes are cross- discipline collaboration, focus on solving big problems on a large and holistic scale, and strong encouraging mentorship.  That’s where Dotsub’s Founder, Michael Smolens comes in (Part 2).  Koplovitz conclusion is that in such smart and hard-working hands, the future looks bright indeed.

Part 1.

Part 2.

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What Do Countries Name Themselves?

This is a world map of Endonyms written in either the official character set or the character set most prevalent in the location.

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This map shows the names countries give themselves.  An endonym is a name used by a group or category of people to refer to themselves or their language, or their country,  as opposed to a name given to them by other groups. For example, Deutschland is the endonym of a country known in English as Germany and Finland is Suomen Tasavalta.  These names change with wars, upheavals, coups, or sometimes because the people simply decide to choose for themselves.

The map is quite controversial, as different groups exist within others, or are under debate for political or religious reasons.  Most of the data here comes from the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names and the U.N.’s database of county names.

To view an interactive map which lets you focus more closely, visit here.

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