German web users
January 26th, 2007

This DMeurope article says “online reference works are the most popular ‘social web’ applications in Germany, says the ‘Deutschland Online’ series of surveys, presented at Digital Lifestyle Design (DLD) 2007. ‘Social web’ is a term used to describe interactive internet applications. In Europe, says the study, the social web exists mainly in the form of user-generated content like wikis, blogs and podcasts. In Germany, online reference works were found to be the dominant application, with 52 per cent of respondents accessing these applications. Review portals were next in line in terms of popularity, with usage rates of 30 per cent. The survey found that social web applications like communities, podcasts and blogs currently have over a million users in Germany – and the number is expected to grow”.

Online reference works the destination of choice for German web browsers

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