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Wiki: Sketching a political program

18 July, 2010 (12:46) | editorial, wiki | By: Aerar

(German version published on 1 May, 2010) Basic situation Considering the drawbacks of dealing with political themes in a blog, I have decided to start in addition a Wiki where I will try to develope a draft of a new political program: Aerar-Politischer Programmentwurf (German) The Wiki as platform I believe that a wiki is […]

The (political) blog as media

17 July, 2010 (22:56) | editorial, media | By: Aerar

(German version published on 30 April, 2010) With this blog I decided to temporarily inform about recent political events and to offer an opinion as a basis for a discussion. Beside of the limited number of readers and the little available time of the author I noticed some principle limits which probably other blogs do […]

Continue working

3 February, 2010 (19:39) | editorial | By: Aerar

This blog is the English translation of “Aerar – Der Gemeinplatz der Politik” which is reporting recent events and thoughts on German politics. As the original blog is in German language I did not find the time lately to translate every post to English. But recently I observed a (slightly) increasing interest in this blog […]

Where is blogging leading to?

17 October, 2009 (21:46) | editorial, media | By: Aerar

Until now I did not pay too much attention to the numerous discussions about the value and the future of blogging, especially when the discussion was focussed on the comparison with the “classical” journalism. The last time I gave a thought of my own on the matter was in the beginning of my own blog. […]

Forecast of the election

26 September, 2009 (16:55) | editorial, elections | By: Aerar

I have to admit that I do not know exactly how an professional opinion poll is done. There I don’t want to focus the casting of the sample of respondents but the act of questioning itself. I imagine that the selected persons are confronted with a question like: “Which party would you vote for assuming […]

Party opinion poll: result

14 September, 2009 (15:34) | editorial, elections, parties, political trade, series | By: Aerar

Since all answer of the parties have been published I want to come to an evaluation of the party opinion poll (the link is leading to the questions and in overview of all answers of the poll). A closer evaluation of the single answers I might do later in another thread. But even now everyone […]

Party opinion poll: mistakes

11 September, 2009 (20:18) | editorial, elections, parties, political trade, series | By: Aerar

All in all I think myself being a person being interested in politics. Therefore I started the Party opinion poll to get more information for myself and other people. But smaller parties are not that often mentioned in the daily news so it might happen that one would miss some important pieces of information about […]

Lost in being beta

14 September, 2008 (14:57) | editorial | By: Aerar

I had to read an article (german) in Spiegel online which stated that political blogs in germany do not have much impact at all. The german political blog were quite irrelevant compared to it’s American archetypes, the article said. This seems not only be true (if not even understated) but also seems a good indicator, […]

“Ära” is spelled without an “r” at the end

13 September, 2008 (20:35) | editorial | By: Aerar

That is correct. But the use of the german word “Ära” (“era” in english) might indicate that a new age would arise with this blog, which I doubt. Therefore the titel is related to “Ärar” (from latin: aerarium) which means the treasure (and in a way the abilities) of the country. As well I would […]