You can get over this fear by slowly de-sensitizing yourself. Start with a person you know slightly and just chat - about anything you find interesting. As you keep doing this - until your comfortable chatting with people in general - the fear will disappear. You gradually learn that there was nothing to be afraid of in the first place. Don't be so hard on yourself - relax.
You simply get nervous to what they might think of you or think you're somewhat awkward. When you're talking to someone through a computer/phone device you feel more comfortable and have more time to really think of what you're replying rather than being on the spot.
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Last edited at 5:36AM on 12/23/2013
You're either shy, haven't had enough experience or practice actually talking a lot, or you're slightly autistic. Don't get offended by that, I'm just suggesting as a possibility because I am a little autistic and I have the same problem. At school, it is extremely hard for me to talk but when typing on a computer or game I am able to express everything. It's a common part of autism. But, I could be wrong, you might not be. Regardless, of whether that's true or not point is you need more practice talking to people. Start talking to someone you kinda know first but not some random person. You will become more comfortable and just be able to say things to anyone from there on out. Then talk about something you like. This is how I was able to develop some relationships despite my shyness.