A chat room is an online site used to conduct electronic correspondence in real time on the same screen. Although email can be a quick back and forth exchange if both parties are online at the same time, a “chat” takes place instantly with all users seeing the same screen.
A Camchat room is very useful for conducting virtual meetings between multiple parties. Like a conference call, all participants are in the same “place” and can be added to the conversation instantly, rather than waiting for a message to arrive and then being answered.
Because chat rooms are text-based, with only words used to describe the sender of the message, the identity of the person who is involved in the chat. It can be stated that she is a girl of eighteen years of age, when in fact he is a man of 45 years of age. Chat rooms can be especially dangerous for children, as predators often pose as children to lure their victims into a false sense of confidence.
Chat Rooms are accessed through a web browser or a software client that is downloaded to the local computer. When the client starts, it connects to a chat server which then hosts the conversations.
Because online chatting involves a lot of typing, in recent years, chatting users have developed their own shorthand way of saying more with as few letters as possible. ROFL stands for “rolling around laughing,” otoh means “on the other hand,” and IMHO is used for “IMHO.”
Standards of Behavior is the term used to describe acceptable online behavior and is based on general rules of etiquette and common sense. In a chat room, courtesy and appropriate language are expected.