Ireland Independent: ‘Social media provides a means for anyone to build a virtual language community’

Ireland Independent: ‘Social media provides a means for anyone to build a virtual language community’. “Could tech be the champion of minority languages like Irish? Now you can be friends with someone who lives hundreds of miles away based on a shared interest in the language in a way that just wasn’t possible a few years ago. For Kevin Scannell, a professor of maths in the University of Saint Louis, Missouri, Twitter plays a big role in his Irish language use. It means he can be fully immersed in the language despite living in an American city with few other speakers.”