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I've come across the phrase "网络驿站" a couple of times recently, but don't understand precisely what it means (see for an example).

The only translation of 驿站 that I can find refers to a relay station for post horses, and it seems like it's sometimes used in place names.

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网络驿站 is only a fancy name that can be used to name a link on someone's personal webpage or the web site itself, such as 知心姐姐网络驿站. It has only the naming function, but not a jargon at all.

As for 驿站, a simple definition from


Translation: For 3000 years since the advent of sovereign states, 驿站 Yizhan has been the communications network used by the government for delivering official documents and military intelligence.

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Interestingly, 驛 (역 YŎK) in modern Korea(n) means (metro) station, the equivalent of Chinese 站... – dda Jan 20 '13 at 8:41

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