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Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver. [1]

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Adium is a free and open source instant messaging client for macOS that supports multiple IM networks, including Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and XMPP.

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AIM (software)

AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) was an instant messaging and presence computer program created by AOL, which used the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.

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Atlassian Corporation Plc is an Australian enterprise software company that develops products for software developers, project managers, and content management.

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Basecamp (company)

Basecamp, formerly named 37signals, is a privately held American web application company based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Camfrog is a video chat and instant messaging client that was created by Camshare in October 2003. It allows people to meet others worldwide in video chat and find partners in chat rooms. Camfrog users with broadband internet connections can host and moderate their own video chat rooms. The Camfrog Server software allows users to host video chat rooms based on user interests. In 2008, Camfrog introduced Virtual Gifts. On October 19, 2010, it was announced that Paltalk acquired Camfrog. In 2015, Camfrog announced the introduction of a new software, called Ribbit, which allows people to meet others by swiping through live videos. Over 150K audio and video calls occur and 72 years of video watched daily.

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CB Simulator

CompuServe CB Simulator was the first dedicated online chat service that was widely available to the public.

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Chat room

The term chat room, or chatroom, is primarily used to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing.

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Also known as "#1 Chat Avenue" or "Chat Ave".

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Collaborative software

Collaborative software or groupware is application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve their goals.

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Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in Ohio.

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Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

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CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its initialism CIS) was the first major commercial online service provider in the United States.

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Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States.

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Courtesy (from the word courteis, from the 12th century) is gentle politeness and courtly manners.

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Cryptocat is an open source desktop application intended to allow encrypted online chatting available for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

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Cyberspace is interconnected technology.

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eBuddy is a privately held Dutch software company that offers instant messaging services.

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Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ("mail") between people using electronic devices.

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Etiquette in technology

Online etiquette is ingrained into culture, although etiquette in technology is a fairly recent concept.

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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.

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FilmOn is an Internet-based television provider owned by FilmOn.TV Networks Inc.

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Gadu-Gadu (Polish for "chit-chat"; commonly known as GG or gg) is a Polish instant messaging client using a proprietary protocol.

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Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service developed by Google.

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Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

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Google Talk

Google Talk (also known as Google Chat) is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication.

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Google Plus (stylized as Google+) is an Internet-based social network that is owned and operated by Google.

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Grove.io was originally Convore, a real-time chat web application created by co-founders Eric Florenzano, Leah Culver, and Eric Maguire.

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The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is an anonymous network layer that allows for censorship-resistant, peer to peer communication.

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IBM Sametime

IBM Sametime (formerly IBM Lotus Sametime) is a client–server application and middleware platform that provides real-time, unified communications and collaboration for enterprises.

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ICQ is an instant messaging client that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996.

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Instant messaging

Instant messaging (IM) technology is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet.

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Interactive television

Interactive television (also known as ITV or iTV) is a form of media convergence, adding data services to traditional television technology.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Internet Citizen's Band

Internet Citizen's Band (better known as ICB) is an early Internet chat program and its associated protocol.

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Internet forum

An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.

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Internet Relay Chat

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.

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Internet slang

Internet slang (Internet shorthand, cyber-slang, netspeak, or chatspeak) refers to various kinds of slang used by different people on the Internet.

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IRC subculture

IRC subculture refers to the particular set of social features common to interaction on the various Internet Relay Chat (IRC) systems across the world, and the culture associated with them.

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Journal of Research in Reading

Journal of Research in Reading is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the UKLA.

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Kopete is a multi-protocol, free software instant messaging client released as part of the KDE Software Compilation.

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List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

This is a list of current virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.

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MeBeam was a video chat website, that allowed any user to create videoconference rooms for up to 16 people.

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Meebo was an instant messaging and social networking service provider.

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Messages (Apple)

Messages is an instant messaging software application developed by Apple Inc. for its macOS, iOS and watchOS operating systems.

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Mibbit is a web-based client for web browsers that supports Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Yahoo! Messenger, and Twitter.

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Miranda IM

Miranda IM is an open source multiprotocol instant messaging application, designed for Microsoft Windows.

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A MUD (originally Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain) is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based.

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In computer networking, multicast is group communication where data transmission is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously.

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Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register.

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Online dating service

Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.

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Online identity

Internet identity (IID), also online identity or internet persona, is a social identity that an Internet user establishes in online communities and websites.

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Oulu (Uleåborg) is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland.

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Paltalk is a proprietary video group chat service that enables users to communicate via video, internet chat and voice.

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Pidgin (software)

Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a free and open-source multi-platform instant messaging client, based on a library named libpurple that has support for many instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to simultaneously log into various services from one application.

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PLATO (computer system)

PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) was the first generalized computer-assisted instruction system.

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Point-to-point (telecommunications)

In telecommunications, a point-to-point connection refers to a communications connection between two Communication endpoints or nodes.

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Quiet Internet Pager

QIP (an acronym for Quiet Internet Pager) is a multiprotocol instant messaging client.

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Real-time text

Real-time text (RTT) is text transmitted instantly as it is typed or created.

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RetroShare is an free and open-source peer-to-peer communication and file sharing app, based on a friend-to-friend network built on GNU Privacy Guard (GPG).

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Shorthand is an abbreviated symbolic writing method that increases speed and brevity of writing as compared to longhand, a more common method of writing a language.

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SILC (protocol)

SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing protocol) is a protocol that provides secure synchronous conferencing services (very much like IRC) over the Internet.

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Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.

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Slack (software)

Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield.

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Sven Birkerts

Sven Birkerts (born September 21, 1951) is an American essayist and literary critic of Latvian ancestry.

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Synchronous conferencing

Synchronous conferencing is the formal term used in computing, in particular in computer-mediated communication, collaboration and learning, to describe technologies informally known as online chat.

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Talk (software)

talk is a Unix text chat program, originally allowing messaging only between the users logged on to one multi-user computer—but later extended to allow chat to users on other systems.

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A talker is a chat system that people use to talk to each other over the Internet.

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Talkomatic is an online chat system that facilitates real-time text communication among a small group of people.

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TeamSpeak is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for audio communication between users on a chat channel, much like a telephone conference call.

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A teleconference or teleseminar is the live exchange and mass articulation of information among several persons and machines remote from one another but linked by a telecommunications system.

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Tencent QQ

Tencent QQ, also known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese company Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd..

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Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile phones, tablets, desktops/laptops, or other devices.

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Text mining

Text mining, also referred to as text data mining, roughly equivalent to text analytics, is the process of deriving high-quality information from text.

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Text-based (computing)

Usually used in reference to a computer application, a text-based application is one whose primary input and output are based on text rather than graphics or sound.

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The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch is a daily newspaper based in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Palace (computer program)

The Palace (or Palace Chat, Chat Palace, Palace) is a computer program to access graphical chat room servers, called palaces, in which users may interact with one another using graphical avatars overlaid on a graphical backdrop.

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Tinychat is an online chat website that allows users to communicate via instant messaging, voice chat, and video chat.

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TokBox is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) company that provides hosted infrastructure, APIs and tools required to deliver enterprise-grade WebRTC capabilities.

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Trillian (software)

Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and the Web, created by Cerulean Studios.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

The University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign (also known as U of I, Illinois, or colloquially as the University of Illinois or UIUC) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Illinois and the flagship institution of the University of Illinois System.

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University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in University City section of West Philadelphia.

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Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary is a crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases, operating under the motto "Define Your World." The website was founded in 1999 by Aaron Peckham.

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Userplane was a white label service that offers both group-chat and one-to-one messenger services, which gives website owners the ability to offer chat between their users in a wall-gardened experience.The user plane provides for the transfer of user application information.

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Videotelephony comprises the technologies for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between people in real-time.

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Voice chat in online gaming

Voice chat is telecommunication via voice over IP technologies—especially when those technologies are used among players in multiplayer online games.

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Web application

In computing, a web application or web app is a client–server computer program which the client (including the user interface and client-side logic) runs in a web browser.

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Web chat

A web chat is a system that allows users to communicate in real time using easily accessible web interfaces.

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Web conferencing

Web conferencing may be used as an umbrella term for various types of online collaborative services including web seminars ("webinars"), webcasts, and peer-level web meetings.

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A webcam is a video camera that feeds or streams its image in real time to or through a computer to a computer network.

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WebChat Broadcasting System

WebChat Broadcasting System (or WBS for short) was a virtual community that existed during the 1990s.

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WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent.

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WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook.

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Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) is a discontinued instant messaging client developed by Microsoft for Windows, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java ME, S60 on Symbian OS 9.x, and Zune HD.

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Woo Media

Woo Media was an online chat and video social network which offered a variety of interactive sites that provided live social entertainment through a computer or mobile device.

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Words per minute

Words per minute, commonly abbreviated wpm (sometimes uppercased WPM), is a measure of words processed in a minute, often used as a measurement of the speed of typing, reading or Morse code sending and receiving.

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Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communication protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language).

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!.

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Zumbl was an online chat service where users could converse with strangers anonymously.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_chat

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