Found online: Mapping things and lifestyles

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Under the rubric of “Found online” I will occasionally post things that caught my eye while browsing German-speaking websites.

Today: Mapping lifestyles.

One of the great advantages of electronic datamining and geo-tagging is finding clusters of things and behaviors in geographic locations where one might not have looked for them.

The German weekly newspaper “Die Zeit” has created a weekly column under the heading “Deutschlandkarte,” where it reports about these clusters. Here are a couple of interesting examples:

Where do most German fathers take paid parental leave?

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Where in Germany can you find organic supermarkets (Bioläden)?

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