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

Example Citations:
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

Back in the UK, the shortage of talented electronics engineers in the UK has persuaded GEC to appoint ‘e-mentors’ from within the company to guide talented prospective employees through the course of their university careers.
—Ian Wylie, “ Hey kid! You’re quite a catch How is your firm doing in the talent contest?,” The Guardian (London), April 1, 2000

Earliest Citation:
Telecom executives, managers and consultants now have a one-stop source for the latest in industry facts, information, trends, tips and access to noted E-Mentor Thomas Cross at the Cross Market Management web site found at http://www.crosstouch.com.
—“www.crosstouch.com Offers The Telecom Industry Easy Access To Info, News & First E-Mentor,” Business Wire, April 26, 1999

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