With the increasing population of online chatrooms there has been a massive growth "as new electronic modes of communication provoke similar anxieties amongst critics who express concern that young people are at risk, endangered by a rising tide of information over which the traditional controls of print media and the guardians of knowledge have no control on it".
"that teenagers and young people are in the leading the movement of change as they take advantage of the possibilities of digital technology, drastically changing the face of literacy in a variety of media through their uses of mobile phone text messages, e-mails, web-pages and on-line chatrooms.
Ancestors include network chat software such as UNIX "talk" used in the 1970s.
The term chatiquette (chat etiquette) is a variation of netiquette (Internet etiquette) and describes basic rules of online communication.
Sex was important, but that was not the most important thing between us… Feeling loved by another man has helped me being more self-confident.Internet chat rooms and rapid real-time teleconferencing allow users to interact with whoever happens to coexist in cyberspace.These virtual interactions involve us in 'talking' more freely and more widely than ever before.Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver.
Chat messages are generally short in order to enable other participants to respond quickly.Online chat includes web-based applications that allow communication – often directly addressed, but anonymous between users in a multi-user environment.