Digitalisation has brought about a marked shift in the media that Germans can access. For example, in 2021 around 260 titles were available as daily e-newspapers, with a total readership of 2.2 million. Media consumption has also changed significantly. In the first quarter of 2022, 78 million people (93%) went online regularly, while 73 million are active on social
media. As in many other countries, the digital revolution has brought with it a new understanding of the public sphere, as social media and blogs allow everyone to contribute their opinions to discussions.