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Connected Knowledge and the language barrier

Commentary by jaap () on link by AK, Connected Knowledge and the language barrier, Mar 04, 2011.

This is a good point. But there is more in it.
A blogpost in a non English language often comes from members from other cultures with different views. In that way members only reading English do miss a lot of the 'weak ties' and challenging information from foreign people.
Even education and science in non-English countries differs from that in English countries. The education system and the content of education differs. In USA far more people seem to believe constructivistic philosophical views on epistomology than in continental Europe.
So it is not only a language barrier, it is a far reaching cultural barrier.

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