What is netizen? Why do people keep on mentioning about them in forums? Do they annoy others? Do others annoy them? HUH?
Alright. This, particular term has been buzzing all over your net for as long as you can remember, a term well known for forum users. Whether if you like it or not, it’s inevitable for us to read comments posted by them on comment sections (of course), spitting out their opinions left and right. It’s interesting, to an extent, bearable by one’s self-made belief known as “My/Your Fav(es) Could Never!”
According to Wiki-anyone-can-edit-pedia;
“The term Netizen is a portmanteau of the words Internet and citizen as in “citizen of the net”. It describes a person actively involved in online communities or the Internet in general. The term commonly also implies an interest or engagement in improving the Internet, making it an intellectual and a social resource, or its surrounding political structures, especially in regard to open access, net neutrality and free speech. Netizens are also commonly referred to as cybercitizens, which has similar connotations.”
Okay, let me get this straight. We’re not going to call them cybernetizens. They are commonly referred by us as netizens or netz. Since we are a bunch of cool people, we replaced the letter ‘s’ with the letter ‘z’. NIZE!!! Anyways, I am a citizen of the net. You are a citizen of the net. We ARE netizens. Even your mom is a netizen at some point of her life, maybe as a user in an AARP forum. YIKES!!!
Let us have a quick look on OneHallyu’s Netizen Nation, a sub-forum specifically created for translated comments from Korean netizens/K-netz (now including Chinese netizens/C-netz). Before we go through the trending threads that can be found there, each of the chosen comments from chosen threads will be rated by me using a newly-introduced scale known as the Netizens pH Scale. This scale will provide us with insights that we might overlook while scrolling over some of the comments. A pH of 7 is neutral, a pH less than 7 is salty, and a pH greater than 7 is bitter. Note: the scope is forum-wide, not just exclusively for Netizen Nation.
The first article that would receive an honor to be used as an example is “[Netizen Buzz] Soyeon spotted on a date with Oh Jong Hyuk, 5 years and going strong”. I will leave my comments on each selected comments from K-netz and rate it from a scale of 1 until 7, and here we go~
Source: Sports Donga via Naver
- [+2,856, -333] Oh Jong Hyuk and Lee Dong Gun -> ruined their image by getting involved with T-ara
Me: Aren’t you guys the one that wants to ruin their image because of T-ara being there? shrugs
Scale: A pH of 3
- [+1,440, -140] Why do Lee Dong Gun and Oh Jong Hyuk have such low standards in women?! Oh Jong Hyuk’s a celebrity who served in the marines and basically earned himself a free hate-free shield for the rest of his career and out of all of the women out there, he chooses to date Soyeon… I like him but being involved with T-ara just demolishes that shield he earned himself
Me: So that’s why you guys have an organization called Man of Korea. You serve in the marines to earn a hate-free shield? Don’t play too much MMORPG’s.
Scale: A pH of 2
- [+268, -37] I feel like the T-ara members act completely different in front of men than they do in front of women
Me: Do you want them to sing Salt Free in front of men instead?
Scale: A pH of 4
- [+175, -10] Her face changes so often I bet he feels like he’s dating a new woman all the time
Me: This one is really funny, not going to lie. Still, it’s salty.
Scale: A pH of 5
Yes. It’s a given that everything related to T-ara is super salty (and sometimes bitter)
So, have you guys get the gist of it? It’s simple and to keep things more interesting, leave a comment and rate me instead! If you dare! HA!!!
Since this is an introductory article from me, I’ll leave it simple and direct. Expect more from me soon. Thank you for reading and feedback is warmly welcomed.