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  • n. Plural form of netizen.

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Examples

  • This week, Weibo users were complaining that their messages about the July 23 train crash were being "harmonized," a euphemism netizens use to describe censorship and removal of their postings.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • When Dent informed him that the word "netizens" meaning web users or "citizens of the internet" had entered the dictionary, Hewer looked like he'd found something unsavoury on the sole of his smartest shoes.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The reason we don't use our true identity while communicating with netizens is because by not revealing our identity we allow them to feel our mutual equality, and avoid creating a feeling of opposition.

    Usha Haley: China's Fifty Cent Party for Internet Propaganda

  • Many now consider themselves "netizens" -- an identity that relates them to the entire world.

    Criticizing the person versus criticizing the idea

  • Technologically savvy Chinese "netizens" -- if that term even has meaning in a place like China -- find ways to fan qiang (scale the "Great Firewall"), but most users, like their counterparts elsewhere, are more interested in entertainment gossip, pirated MP3s, and updates from their friends than missives from Falun Gong or the latest report from Human Rights Watch.

    Benton Foundation - Headlines

  • "This would send a strong message to all" netizens "- individuals, organizations and states alike - that censorship online is not the only way forward," they said.

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  • "This would send a strong message to all" netizens "- individuals, organizations and states alike - that censorship online is not the only way forward."

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  • They were invigorated in part by the so-called netizens who all week staged an end run around the mainstream press with 140-character word updates on china's Twitter equivalents.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Researchers identified individual energy firms, financial institutions, local governments, research institutes, media and so - called netizens, or people involved in the internet community.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The recent censoring of a tongue-in-cheek variety show has provoked howls from China's so-called netizens, critical of their government's control of the Web.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

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