n. A counselor who provides help and advice to a younger or less-experienced person via the Internet.

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"NursingNet, an on-line nursing forum and resource, has mentoring programs for those in health care. The site hooks up experienced nurses with those who need guidance.

"It's convenient, and it doesn't require much time," says Diane Navarre, a nurse in Latrobe, Pa., who served as an e-mentor through the site."
—Stephanie Armour, "Mentoring with a twist: Workers connect on line," USA Today, August 18, 1999

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