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Ich bin ein Webizen!

Netizens or Webizens?

As someone who got onto the Internet back in the early 1990s, I grew up with ‘Netizen’. I’d never heard of ‘Webizen’ until I read this blog post by Terence Eden.

So, I suppose, Webizen makes more sense. The Web has won. Nearly everything on the 'Net uses HTTP to communicate. Ports 80 and 443 reign supreme.

Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was civis romanus sum. Today, all free people, wherever they may live, are citizens of the Internet, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein Webizen!”

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