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(also 'dot comrade') n. an acquaintance first encountered online whom you have not yet met in real life

can range from something as casual and one-dimensional as a preferred online chess opponent to a mutual Livejournal friend whose blogs you've both commented on for years to someone you often corresponded with via webcams and even might have had cybersex with
"Sure, she's listed 400 friends on her Myspace, but most of them are .comrades."

"That reminds me of something my friend Dave said yesterday. Well, actually it was something he wrote on his blog--he's more of a .comrade."
by Michael Bukakis January 13, 2007