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Wie das Netz die Wirtschaft verändert

Was deutsche Facebook- und Twitter-Nutzer interessiert

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Sascha Lobo

Das Social Web in Deutschland interessiert sich vor allem für klassische und soziale Medien, Netz- und allgemeine Politik. Der Kölner Social-News-Dienst Virato hat eine Liste der Blogs veröffentlicht, deren Links 2012 besonders häufig in sozialen Netzen geteilt wurden.

Weil Virato erst im Mai 2012 gegründet wurde, wurden nur Daten von Mai bis Dezember 2012 ausgewertet. Herausgekommen sind zwei Blog-Charts für soziale Medien: Die „Virato Blog-Charts 2012“ messen die Gesamtreichweite der Blogs in Social-Media-Diensten wie Facbeook und Twitter – also welche Links auf Blog-Artikel besonders häufig geteilt wurden. Hier liegt das Facebook-Blog allfacbeook.de auf Platz eins, gefolgt von Netzpolitik.org und dem medienkritischen Blog Bildblog.

Das erste Blog, das sich mit Technik beschäftigt, folgt auf Platz 5: Cashys Blog, das unter das Domain http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/ geführt wird. Als einziges Blog von einem klassischen Medium tauchen hier die Blogs der Zeit auf, deren Reichweite aber zusammengefasst wurde.

Anders sieht es aus, wenn Virato die Blogs nach dem Social-Media-Quotienten auswertet. Dabei setzt das Unternehmen die Blogs in Relation zur Anzahl der veröffentlichten Beiträge. Gut schneidet hier ab, wer mit möglichst wenigen Artikeln besonders häufig in den sozialen Medien zitiert wird. Nach dieser Methode steht der Blogger, Journalist und Werbetexter Sascha Lobo auf Platz 1, der sich auf seinem Blog mit dem Internet und seinen Auswirkungen auf die Gesellschaft auseinandersetzt. Insbesondere seit Lobo eine regelmäßige Kolumne für Spiegel Online schreibt, haut er nur noch selten für sein eigenes Blog in die Tasten. Auch Platz 2 geht an ein Blog, das sich mit dem Thema Internet und Gesellschaft auseinandersetzt: Das Blog der Netzkonferenz re:publica.

Insgesamt scheint sich das deutsche Social Web stark mit sich selbst und Themen aus den Bereichen Internet, Medien und Politik zu beschäftigen. Auch ein anderes Klischee scheint sich den Charts zufolge zu bewahrheiten: Die im Netz Aktiven ticken politisch eher linksliberal. Blogs aus dem linken politischen Spektrum, die in den Charts auftauchen, sind Netzpolitik.org, Publikative.org, Nachdenkseiten und das CDU-kritische Blog CDU-Watch. Auch die sogenannten „Parkschützer“ und Stuttgart-21-Gegner von „Bei Abriss Aufstand“ und die prominente Piratin Marina Weisband (das Blog heißt Marinas Lied) sind dabei. Weisbands Blog ist derzeit nicht erreichbar, der Grund sei das Eindringen von Hacker, wie sie am Mittwoch auf Twitter mitteilte.

Aus dem eher rechten politischen Spektrum findet sich nur das Gemeinschafts-Blog achgut.com und das Verschwörungs-Blog „Alles Schall und Rauch“ in der Liste – falls man Verschwörungstheoretiker dem rechten politischen Spektrum zurechnen will.

Das Blog Netzpolitik.org zeigt übrigens, dass große Reichweite nicht unbedingt auch kommerzieller Erfolg bedeutet. Kürzlich legten die Blogger, die von Zeit Online vermarktet werden, ihre finanzielle Situation offen. Demnach bedeutet das Blog, das durch Spenden, Werbung und Auftritte von Chef-Blogger Markus Beckedahl finanziert wird, jeden Monat einen kleinen finanziellen Verlust. “Die Themen, womit man als Blogger Geld verdienen kann, sind in der Regel die unpolitischsten. Mode, Unterhaltung, Gadgets, alles rund um Konsum”, schreibt Beckedahl.

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China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth

The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

China Extends Two-Day Gains, but Weekly Losses Mount

China’s shares are headed for two-straight days of gains amid suspected government buying, but the week’s volatile trading puts the index down more than 10% in that time.

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Russia Shows Off Military Might as Budget Gets Squeezed

Even as the country projects a muscular image, a falling ruble and weaker economy has forced President Vladimir Putin to scale back ambitious plans to modernize the military.

Hacker Killed by Drone Was ‘Secret Weapon’

That Islamic State’s Junaid Hussain was targeted directly by the U.S. and U.K. shows the extent to which digital warfare has upset the balance of power on the modern battlefield.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

Austrian Police Find Up to 50 Migrants Dead

Europe’s migrant crisis took a deadly turn deep in the continent with the discovery in Austria of a truck containing up to 50 decomposing corpses. 54

NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

NATO’s secretary-general opened a new joint training base in Georgia, promising the country could count on its western allies.

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece on Thursday named Vassiliki Thanou Christopoulou, head of the country’s Supreme Court, as interim prime minister, with the task of leading the country to an election.

As China Celebrates Victory, Businesses Cope With Loss

Beijing ordered more than 10,000 factories to close or reduce output ahead of a high-profile military parade, crimping many businesses in the capital and leaving some workers without wages.

Sanctions Bite Massive Gas Project in Russian Arctic

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UberChina Closing In on $1 Billion in New Funding

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Hermès Warns of Currency Pressure

French luxury-goods company Hermès International warned that volatile currencies will erode its profitability in the second half of the year with profit seen rising more slowly than sales.

German Car Makers Shift Gears as China Slows

At BMW’s annual results presentation in March, former Chief Executive Norbert Reithofer warned of a coming slowdown in China. These days his prediction seems optimistic.

How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Stock Halts Added to Monday’s Market Chaos

Monday’s mayhem in stocks appears to have been exacerbated by rules designed to ensure orderly trading, executives and traders said, the latest ripple from investors’ embrace of stock-linked funds.

China’s Banks Face Worst Year in More Than a Decade

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