a.k.a. cyberstalker, Google stalker, online stalking

The use of electronic devices to obsessively harass a victim. Cyberstalking refers to contacting a person persistently, especially out of obsession or derangement, using an online method. For example, if a man sends a woman threatening e-mails or repeatedly contacts her via her social media page, he could be charged with a felony.

A "Google stalker" is when someone locates you by doing a search on Google and then incessantly emails you. Same for "Facebook stalker," "Twitter stalker," et al.

Historical perspective: In 2014, a British delivery driver was sentenced to four months in jail for sending Twitter messages threatening to rape a member of Parliament. Labor MP Stella Creasy had helped lead a successful campaign to put the face of Jane Austen on the 10 pound banknote, making the novelist only the fourth woman to be featured on British currency. Peter Nunn, 33 upset by the change, sent a series of menacing tweets to Creasy, calling her a witch and saying "you better watch your back, I'm going to rape your arse at 8pm and put the video all over." Creasy said Nunn's sentence showed that online stalking was finally being recognized as harassment.

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon