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chat room

Online A virtual environment on the Internet, in which participants with similar interest 'talk' via keyboard
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A chat room is set up so that two or more users may communicate together at close to real time (synchronous).
'You could be in a chat room, you could be engaging in conversation with children.
Students learn that chat rooms, conference boards and e-mail are not as rich as face-to-face communication because they lack the visual markers (such as facial gestures) that let us know when we need to clarify our meanings.
"As the number of internet chat room users has increased we've seen more people coming to us about this kind of issue.
Hardly a controversial news event can happen anywhere without a flurry of discussion from people on newsgroups and chat rooms. Recently, major church-state issues such as private school voucher legislation, Bible-as-History courses in Lee County, Fla., and a federal court ruling on school prayer in Alabama have all led to vociferous debate and postings online.
Most chat rooms on Paltalk have moderators or "admin" members.
The footage - which shows thee people on webcam and a number of others on the typed chat room section - sees one user telling the others: "I will take you and I will slit your throat from ear to ear and then hang you by your feet."
It was these chat rooms of the late 90s that gave rise to the more personal and quirky set-ups of Instant Messaging (IM) services and applications that are very common today.
The one-on-one chat rooms to communicate with traders at other firms are also under review at JPMorgan, said the source.
As well as multi-bank dealer chat rooms - which can be used upon explicit approval by senior staff - social chat rooms were also banned.
Similarly, the West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board stated in Opinion 98-03: "The Board is of the opinion that solicitations via real time communications on the computer, such as a chat room, should be treated similar to telephone and in-person solicitations.
It looks like a lot of them come from online sex chat rooms, and not just any chat rooms, but sadomasochistic ones."