Sunday, September 10, 2006

Frenchmen are better bloggers

Eurosoc tell us that Charles Bremner had a good post in the Times (Sept 6th) on how the blogging phenomenon has taken off in France. Apparently the country has more bloggers per capita, and more internet users who read blogs, than anywhere else in the world.

Bremmer reports that the blog epidemic has resilted in schools punishing pupils who ridicule teachers with text and video and the police have prosecuted bloggers for inciting violence on the city-edge housing projects. Psychologists are warning parents that blogs can cut kids off in a narcissistic bubble. The government says that internet should be kept out of children's rooms.

It would seem that when 7% of the population is blogging all sorts of mayhem ensues.