Chefkoch Gaining on YouTube, Facebook (in Germany)

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary

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Nielsen has released a list of the most popular social media networks in Germany and, for the first time ever, the site chefkoch.de, focused on food and cooking, has made it into the top ten (with 4.9 million users in December 2009). As reported in the Boersenblatt, Germany was the only country surveyed to have a top ten site in this category. YouTube (13.6 million users), Wikipedia (nearly 13.4 million) and Facebook (6.9 million) took the top three positions. The number of Facebook users in Germany was up 184% over December 2008 and, though Twitter did not make the top ten, the number of unique Twitter users increased 1041% over 2008.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.