David's Medienkritik lists the top 10 reasons why Germans don't blog. My favorite: "7. On the internet no one cares about someone's Dipl-X or Dr."
Here in Germany, my neighbors, who know an alarming amount about my position, address me as "doctor" because of my Ph.D. It's very disorienting.
Also at Medienkritik, a run-down of the SPD's latest woes.