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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.". Includes net.gods, "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