Bathroom Walls20 Jan 2006
Jean-Remy von Matt is head of the Jung von Matt ad agency which concieved the "Du bist Deutschland" campaign. A lot of German bloggers have expressed the opinion that the campaign is baloney, and so it's no surprise that Herr von Matt doesn't like weblogs:
Weblogs, the bathroom walls of the internet. What gives every PC user the right to excrete* their opinions? Most bloggers simply excrete. This new low point in the building of opinions is clear when one searches for 'Du bist Deutschland' at www.technorati.com.
*Translator's note: the German original uses the verb 'absondern', which is a new word for me. It means to secrete, excrete or lactate, but also means to separate. It may have a slang meaning which I'm totally missing.