I think this entry should be taken off the list of ethnic groups...I don't see "netizens" as a proper ethnic group, more like a cultural group.
Does anyone actually use this term? I find it embarrasing.
Removed paragraph about South Korean netizens
In South Korea, Netizen often refers to conservative, (often male) computer users who use the internet as a way to make anonymous attacks on people who do not share their social values. An example being the threat to launch cyber attacks on the Seoul Scene website, unless it removed certain content deemed to be offensive to Korean sensibilities.
I removed above paragraph because it is false. If someone disagrees, please provide a source. --Acepectif 19:06, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Netizen uk business?
"http://www.netizen.co.uk is also a website design and development company based in the UK."
I don't think this section is relevant to the article or context; a rather cheap attempt to direct traffic to their company's website. Surely they can create their own wikipedia page if needed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:01, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
confusing or unclear?
What part of this article may be confusing or unclear? Please list. J. D. Redding 13:03, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not entirely sure why he/she added the tag, but I'm guessing it has something to do with the second paragraph, which sounds like it was pulled from a mission statement or credo:
|“||Netizens are Internet users who utilize the networks from their home, workplace, or school (among other places). Netizens try to be conducive to the Internet's use and growth. Netizens, who use and know about the network of networks, usually have a self-imposed responsibility to make certain that it is improved in its development while encouraging free speech and open access.||”|
- It seems to talk about netizens as a kind of special interest group rather than the "every day" user described in the first paragraph. The fact that the "Cyber Rights Now" graphic from WIRED Magazine used in their political opinion pieces and redistributed by EFF, obviously a special interest group, is also on this page leads me to think that even more so. Unless we are going to contend that the only "real" netizens are those who subscribe to EFF's school of thought, I would suggest we either modify or remove the second paragraph and remove the CRN logo as that content belongs on a page about the Net Rights issue and not about Net users in general.Thinkbui (talk) 21:39, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
The whole Description section sounds weird, awkward, kinda like it's somthing that would be writen in the term of agreement of a site, or in some sort of handbook you get when you try to join this exclusive group of people, or in a plaque under a statue of some important representative of the group or somthing... --TiagoTiago (talk) 09:02, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Why is that picture there?
Why does File:Netizen.jpg appear in the article? It adds no value to the article and it looks like a company logo. Is there a company called "Netizen" trying to benefit from this? (WP Editor 2011 (talk) 11:29, 22 January 2012 (UTC))
This term seems to remain widely used by English-language media to refer to Chinese internet users, even though it's mostly fallen out of favour in other contexts - anyone know why? Sengokucannon (talk) 22:46, 26 October 2012 (UTC)