"...people who care about Usenet and the bigger Net and work towards building the cooperative and collective nature which benefits the larger world."
"...people who work towards developing the Net."
Tom is the epitomy of a Netizen, he spends all his free time in those tech support forums answering people's questions about computers.
- Citizens have legal rights regarding free expression and protection against illegal harassment and discrimination. Netizens do not.
- Citizens have legal responsibilities to their country including refraining from illegal harassment and discrimination. Netizens do not.
- Citizens are defined by their country, thus tied to a geographical location and forced to face the consequences of their opinions, choices and actions in that country. Netizens are not.
- Citizens are personally identifiable. Netizens are not.