Spiegel has an interesting article on the adoption of Web 2.0 sites in Germany
. The article is only in German so I quickly sum up the main points:
- There is a big difference between the US and Germany. Sites successfull in America are not used in Germany. MySpace beeing the prime example (11th most visited site in the US, 283rd in Germany). Germany is behind in overall adoption of social / community sites.
- Wikipedia is the tenth most visited site in Germany. The next most visited community site is "Wer-weiss-was", a site dedicated to knowledge sharing.
- MySpace is not used often in Germany, but a similar german site called Knuddels is quite popular (92nd most visited site).
- Wer-weiss-was, YouTube, Blogger.com, MSN Spaces and Knuddels.de are showing tremendous growth rates in Germany.