en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_chat

Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time .... Computer-mediated communication. Online chat; Online discussion  ...

computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/information/chat-room.htm

A man chats in an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chat room in 2000. ... an important role in the evolution of interpersonal communication over computer networks.

whatis.techtarget.com/definition/chat-room

Most chat rooms don't require users to have any special software; those that do, such as Internet Relay Chat (IRC) allow users to download it from the Internet.

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Digital_Forensics/Chat,_email_and_internet_artefacts

One of the main areas of evidential interest is that of internet artefacts, which can ... Internet chat is ubiquitous amongst computer users, particularly the younger ...

searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/chatting

For terms frequently used in online keyboard chatting see chat acronymsIRCBBS On the Internet chatting is talking to other people who are using the Inte...

psycnet.apa.org/record/2006-11390-002

Internet chat rooms have introduced unprecedented dynamics into marital ... leads individuals specifically to the computer to search for a relationship "on the ...

www.techopedia.com/definition/387/chat

If conducted through a desktop, chat requires software that supports Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or an instant messenger application, where a central server ...

history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/TUROFF.html

History of Computers and Computing, Internet, Birth, First chat program of Murray Turoff.

mashable.com/2012/10/25/instant-messaging-history

Oct 25, 2012 ... From ICQ to AIM, Google Chat to Facebook Chat, Internet users have been able ... simple communication between users of the same computer.