<convention, networking, messaging> /net dot/ A prefix used to describe people and events related to Usenet
and the Internet
The convention dates from the time before the Great Renaming
, when most non-local Usenet
newsgroups had names beginning "net.".
s, "net.goddesses" (various charismatic net.women with circles of on-line admirers), "net.lurkers" (see lurker
), "net.person", "net.parties" (a synonym for boink
), and many similar constructs.
See also net.police