The Friday Fax that arrives in my email box each week, and hundreds of thousands of other email boxes, has good news from Germany:
Germany: 74% of German children believe in God
"Religion and faith again play a significant role in German children's lives. That is the result of a study performed by the Allensbach Institute for Demoscopy," reported the newspaper 'Die Welt' on 21st November 2003. 74% of the 6- to 12-year-olds interviewed stated that they believe in God. 58% indicated that they also pray regularly. There is an East/West divide: 82% believe in God in the West, whereas only 27% do so in the East.Source: dpa, www.welt.de
Last week I was wondering what The Friday Fax would look like as a blog site. The next think I knew, I had whipped up a quick blog called the Friday Blog. I would be curious to know how some of you would create it differently. Maybe we could give the finished product to Wolfgang Simson as a Christmas gift?
The advantage of the blog version for geeks and new media people would be:
1. RSS feed - we could subscirbe - it would come to us directly, without clogging up email boxes. I get news feeds from other sources - why not from Friday Fax?
2. Discrete links - each news item would have a permanent address and link.
3. Comments - although they could get controversial
4. More immediate way to link to original news sources like Welt.
5. Search by category - all the posts on India, for example.