Definitions

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  • n. An electronic mailing list using the medium of e-mail.

Etymologies

From LISTSERV (a trademark), the first electronic mailing list software application, launched in 1986. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another thing they complain about on the listserve is the eyesore apartment building being constructed on Mission and 10th.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • A little background: There is a weekly question provided to the listserve which is intended to create discussion and promote community.

    Wonderfully Complex

  • In the early 1990s, I used "distributed genius" to describe an email "listserve" group I joined that included a number of military reservists, a retired Marine, a military historian and at least two men on active duty.

    StrategyPage.com

  • Here are some notes from a listserve the contents of which I think have some credibility, given that well known biographies are quoted:

    2009 March 30 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • For example, on a private listserve that I share with other professionals in the business, I mentioned a positive comment another professional had received from an editor of an online publication.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Online Networking 4 (Networking Part 10)

  • I think my family would find it inappropriate of me if I were to respond to the entire listserve with my thoughts.

    2009 May « paper fruit

  • A funny excerpt from the Takoma listserve courtesy of the Brightwoodian.

    Chupacabras & wine walks: D.C.'s blogs

  • I went into some detail about this on the Child Lit listserve.

    Demography and the Newbery

  • The photo subsequently leaked to the gossip Web site Gawker, which described the image as "jamming up the gay staff listserve on Capitol Hill."

    'Pink Hill Mafia' injects color into Capitol Hill's dull listserv culture

  • Bindel posits a sharp dichotomy between feminist-inspired opposition to strip clubs and religious-inspired opposition to strip clubs, but I live across the street from a strip club in a gentrifying neighborhood and the overwhelming sentiment on the condo listserve about it is just a kind of generalized and pre-political bourgeois belief that it would be better if the place became a yoga studio.

    Matthew Yglesias » Iceland Bans Strip Clubs

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