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  ...

www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/39609/chat

A real-time communication via keyboard between two or more users on a local network (LAN) or over the Internet. Non-verbal, a computer chat is like sending ...

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Jul 6, 2018 ... best pc and mac im chat client alternatives skype win 10 app ... are sent through cellular and Wi-Fi internet connections instead of relying on a ...

www.computerhope.com/chat.htm

Nov 10, 2017 ... Computer Hope online chat connecting you to other people who're ... on the forums are volunteering their time to help others on the Internet.

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.

www.techwalla.com/articles/the-history-of-chat-rooms

Mar 31, 2015 ... Chat rooms have evolved from the stuff of computer geniuses to a ... In August 1988, Jarkko Oikarinen created Internet Relay Chat (IRC) while ...

suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat

Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web ...

support.google.com/hangouts/answer/2944865?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Start a chat conversation or video call. ... If you start a Hangout on your computer, you can continue your chat on another device ... An internet or data connection.