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John

In my experience Germans are too busy correcting what other people have to say (including Wikipedia citations) to have any time left to start their own blog.

Also, Germans can't settle for building on other people's foundations, most would-be bloggers are probably first working on programming their own blogging software, instead of signing up at wordpress or something.

MM

I don't like it, but I have to agree with you on so many levels. I think you pointed out the issues very well. It seems like in the US, people happily fall into one category or another (liberal, evangelical christian, ...). At the same time, it seems to be ok to disagree with people who consider themselves part of the same you group you are a member of. In Germany, it seems like only people of different associations dare to attack each other. And if they do, the attack is taken personal 95% of the time. On the other hand, people in the US (and probably other parts of the world) seem to be able to attack each other's point of view, and at the same time still be friendly towards each other. I wish Germany could learn from that. I really do.

martin

> ... in my experience, they'll generally be ones that (1) sound a lot like ones you've heard before ...

Oh yeah, my pet parrot's got lots of that kind of 'opinions', too.

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