Iozoo Web Directory Germany
Germany, which is also known as the Federal Republic of Germany, is located in Central Europe. Its borders are defined by the Denmark, the Baltic Sea, and the North Sea to the North, the Czech Republic and Poland to the East, Switzerland and Austria to the South, and the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France to the West. The country enjoys a mild, seasonally temperate climate. Its country contains the largest population in the entire European Union.
The history of Germany can be documented back to 100 AD, when records of a place called Germania report a thriving economy. Throughout history, Germany has been influenced by various invasions, civil wars, and international wars. In 1949, the country was divided into East and West Germany, with the government building a thick wall, called the Berlin Wall, between the two regions. In 1990, the two regions were unified once again. Today it is a member of the European Union.
Germany had a population of 82,369,548 in 2007, out of which the number of web users was 55,221,183 as per data of December 2008 amounting to penetration of 67% web users of the total population of the country. In November 2008 Germany had 19,600,000 internet broadband connections. The most browsed web sites in Germany are the regular informational, entertainment, social networking and shopping web sites such as Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Youtube etc. After it comes the local German language web sites such as Spiegel online, which is a news portal, Gmx Mail, Web.de, which is a shopping cum mail cum informational website and Studiverzeichnis.com dealing with student related information as well as social networking. My space, Blogger.com, MSN etc. also figure in the top web sites being browsed in Germany. Other popular German language web sites include Leo.org, a web site dealing with dictionary and translations, bild.de dealing in information and shopping products. Therefore it could be deduced that the information requirement is a top most priority of the German web users. Apart from search engines, mails and a bit of online shopping and retailing. The online video web sites as well social networking web sites are not as much popular as opposed to the general trend in most of the countries and the surfing activities mainly revolves around seeking news and other useful information. Germans web users also are interested and involve themselves quite a bit in blogging activities
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