I would have fixed it but was not sure what it is supposed to be communicating precisely Ann Vole (talk) , 24 August 2012 (UTC) Article says "Recently much chat room and instant messaging technology has begun to merge as the dominance of the big three instant messaging providers (AOL, Yahoo and MSN) have tied chat rooms directly into their instant messaging interfaces.".
But what *is* the difference between Chat Rooms and IM? In both pages emphasis is given on the difference with forums and with e-mail, but not to distinguish one from the other.
Just give the name and it will start the chat in your AIM client. Only join an AIM chat and fulfill what’s needed above. Alone at Home is among AIM’s (as well as AOL’s), chat room that is most popular.
But before you join these free chats make sure the next conditions are met by you! Other AIM chat rooms cannot, although they attempt to hold a candle to the chat traffic of Alone at Home.
I think chatroom (or chat room) is a general non-technical term, popularised by the media.
Technical folk tend to say exactly what they mean: IRC, Instant Messaging, Web forum, Usenet News, or whatever. - Paul , 24 January 2006 (UTC) --- A chat room is an umbrella term for any system where the norm is for people to converse as a group - it's people chatting in a (virtual) room.
Diego Moya , 31 August 2005 (UTC) It would be very nice to have a sort of history on them, but I have no Googling skills at all, and so I can't seem to find any information...
But I have a nagging feeling that one who thinks chat rooms were made for the lazy is dead wrong.
In the aforementioned picture it is possible to view that I am logged into three rooms simultaneously.Instant messaging is typically a one-to-one system; you can get IM software that will also allow you to add people to a conversation and talk between more than 2 people, but it's geared up for small and private rather than more public group conversations. I think it would be interesting to tell something about random chat (chat to unknown random people). i am from iran This is my first Wikipedia comment, so please forgive me if I fail on netiquette.--.254 (talk) , (UTC) The article erroneously remarks that IRC was part of a standard UNIX build. While most IRC servers and their early clients were primarily written on and for UNIX systems, neither were included in any standard UNIX distribution. ICQ has made an option to random chat   but it's not very popular  , whereas there are some other attempts ... I noticed two apparent bugs on this page which appear to be some kind of "Graffiti" Part way down, "Smelly Poopers" appears in line with the text under one of the sections. Maybe just a glitch, but it seems unlikely to be random. No need to discuss it, just go ahead and remove the vandalism."Chat rooms are a alternative (not always postitive) to real life acitivites! Some things are common knowledge, something as simple as a chat room does not require the citations that other subjects do. Contributors may use copyrighted publications as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences or phrases.Like it would be ridicules to need a citation when stating that the Titanic was a ship or George Washington was a president. Accordingly, the material may be rewritten, but only if it does not infringe on the copyright of the original or plagiarize from that source.AOL’s instant messaging service is being well dominated by other important social networks.Not entirely however, and that’s AIM chats are populated. More times than not, those rooms therefore are generally at least half way and get steady traffic.One would have to make a fair list of software, which I guess already takes place in online chat and in web chat site. --lyn X , 2 March 2007 (UTC) when was this first used? I've reordered and neatened it up a bit; moving 'sex' and 'games' into subsections. --71.1 (talk) , 20 March 2011 (UTC) Prior content in this article duplicated one or more previously published sources. Infringing material has been rewritten or removed and must not be restored, unless it is duly released under a compatible license.did "chat room" come before or after IRC "channel"? Dancing With The Stars Guy (talk) , 24 December 2007 (UTC) Now come on, who put the post that citations are needed? If anyone can think of any other good examples of things that could go into the 'activities' section (live online debates with famous people, perhaps? (For more information, please see "using copyrighted works from others" if you are not the copyright holder of this material, or "donating copyrighted materials" if you are.) For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or published material; such additions will be deleted.In this overview of the well-being please take into consideration what year it’s, but what time and day you select to chat.Below is a demographic of PURPOSE chat rooms have decreased in popularity throughout recent years.