NetEc is an umbrella organization for a number of projects that are useful to academic economists. RePEc Author Service (RAS) is a registration service for economists, while New Economic Papers (NEP) uses e-mail to distribute information about new papers to subscribers. On the lighter side, JokEc has humor about the profession. Two associated projects of NetEc are this guide, and Christian Zimmermann's EDIRC, a list of Economics Departments, Institutions and Research Centers.
NetEc is a volunteer effort to make available and accessible materials on the Internet for economists. It performs a number of very valuable and useful efforts. More volunteers are gladly accepted. (Thomas Krichel kindly wrote this entry.)