Channel Hopping: [IRC, GEnie] N. To Rapidly Switch Channels On {IRC}, Or A GEnie Chat Board, Just As A Social Butterfly Might Hop From One Group To Another At A Party.

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:channel hopping: [IRC, GEnie] n. To rapidly switch channels on
{IRC}, or a GEnie chat board, just as a social butterfly might hop
from one group to another at a party. This term may derive from the TV
watcher's idiom, `channel surfing'.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary