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Encyclopedia > Online chat

Online chat can refer to any kind of communication over the Internet, but is primarily meant to refer to direct one-on-one chat or text-based group chat (formally also known as synchronous conferencing), using tools such as instant messaging applications—computer programs, Internet Relay Chat, talkers and possibly MUDs, MUCKs, MUSHes and MOOes. The expression online chat comes from the word chat which means "informal conversation". For other uses, see Communication (disambiguation). ... Usually used in reference to a computer application, especially a computer game, a text-based application is one whose primary input and output are based on text rather than graphics. ... A chat room or chatroom is a term used primarily by mass media to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing. ... Synchronous conferencing is the formal term used in science, in particular in computer-mediated communication, collaboration and learning, to describe text chat technologies. ... // Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... This article is about Internet Relay Chat. ... A talker is a MUD variant, a communication system precursor to MMORPGs and other virtual worlds such as Second Life. ... This article is about a type of online computer game. ... Muck can refer to several different things: An Alternative Rock Band From Baltimore Muck(Band) A type of soil: Muck (soil) An island in Scotland: Muck, Scotland The kayak club of NUIM: MUCK, NUIM Kayak Club In gambling, a number of actions both legal and illegal: Muck (gambling) Other meanings... The login screen from M*U*S*H, the centre of development for PennMUSH. A MUSH (sometimes said to be an abbreviation for Multi-User Shared Hack, Habitat, Holodeck, or Hallucination, though these are backronyms) is a text-based online social medium to which multiple users are connected at the... Look up moo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Chattiquette

The term chatiquette is a variation of nettiquette and describes basic rules of online communication. To avoid misunderstandings and to simplify the communication between users in a chat these conventions or guidelines have been created. The chattiquette varies from community to community, in general it describes basic courtesy, introduces new user into the community and the associated network culture. As an example, it is considered rude to write only in UPPER CASE, because it looks as if your are shouting. Netiquette (neologism, a contraction of network etiquette) is a catch-all term for the conventions of politeness recognised on Usenet, in mailing lists, and other electronic forums such as internet message boards. ... Etiquette is the code that governs the expectations of social behavior, the conventional norm. ...


Software and protocols

The following are common chat programs and protocols:

Chat programs supporting multiple protocols: Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is a free, advertisement-supported proprietary instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 37signals is a privately held web application (formerly web design) company based in Chicago, United States. ... Gadu-Gadu is an instant messaging program that is popular in Poland. ... Google Talk is a Windows application for Voice over IP and instant messaging, offered by Google. ... ICQ is an instant messaging computer program, which was first developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, now owned by Time Warners AOL subsidiary. ... This article is about Internet Relay Chat. ... Official logo of the Jabber Software Foundation Jabber is a collection of open, real-time communication technologies built on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). ... This article is about a type of online computer game. ... The login screen from M*U*S*H, the centre of development for PennMUSH. A MUSH (sometimes said to be an abbreviation for Multi-User Shared Hack, Habitat, Holodeck, or Hallucination, though these are backronyms) is a text-based online social medium to which multiple users are connected at the... Paltalk is an internet chat service for text, voice and video chatting. ... Pichat is a software and a protocol for information exchange in a Peer-to-peer network. ... PSYC (Protocol for SYnchronous Conferencing) is a flexible text-based protocol for delivery of data to a flexible amount of recipients or people, by unicast or multicast. ... QQ2006 Main User Interface QQ.coms old logo QQ.coms logo Tencent QQ, generally referred to as QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in China, and the world’s third most popular IM service [1]. The program is maintained by Tencent Holdings Limited (HKSE... SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing protocol) is a protocol which provides secure conferencing services over the Internet. ... Skype (IPA: ) is a software program that allows users to make calls over the Internet to other Skype users free of charge and to landlines and cell phones for a fee. ... The UNIX talk command shown in these screenshots was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... A talker is a MUD variant, a communication system precursor to MMORPGs and other virtual worlds such as Second Life. ... TeamSpeak is proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. ... Vivox, Inc. ... For the old versions of this software called MSN Messenger, see MSN Messenger. ... “Y!M” redirects here. ...

Adium is a popular free software instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple protocols through the libezv (for Bonjour) and the libpurple (all other protocols) libraries. ... IMVU is a graphical instant messaging client with more than 1 million users. ... Kopete is a multi-protocol, free software instant messaging client. ... Miranda Instant Messenger is a minimalist, open source multiprotocol instant messaging application, designed for Microsoft Windows. ... Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client. ... Trillian is a multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows created by Cerulean Studios that can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Bonjour, Jabber, and Skype networks (the latter four with Trillian Pro which allows for additional plugins). ... The Quiet Internet Pager (QIP) is an alternative instant messaging client based on the OSCAR protocol. ...

See also

Look up chat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Collaborative software is software designed to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals. ... Live Support Software (also called Live Chat or Live Person) is a feature of some website to provide Real Time Support to its visitors. ... Online dating or Internet dating is an example of a dating system and allows individuals, couples and groups to meet online and possibly develop a romantic or sexual relationship. ... For other uses, see CMC. Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is defined broadly as any form of human interaction across two or more networked computers. ... Online discourse environments are online spaces where people interact with one another by some means of discourse. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An electronic mailing list, a type of Internet forum, is a special usage of e-mail that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. ... A typical Internet forum discussion, with common elements such as quotes and spoiler brackets A page from a forum showcasing emoticons and Internet slang An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. ... Wiki wiki redirects here. ... Synchronous conferencing is the formal term used in science, in particular in computer-mediated communication, collaboration and learning, to describe text chat technologies. ... // Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... A chat room or chatroom is a term used primarily by mass media to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing. ... Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of instant communication over the Internet. ... Web chat sites are websites that allow users to communicate in real time using easily accessible web interfaces. ... Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings or presentations over the Internet. ... George W. Bush conducting a video tele-conference at Offutt Air Force Base A videoconference (also known as a videoteleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. ... Data Conferencing refers to a communication session among two or more participants sharing computer data in real time. ... Voice chat is a modern form of communication used on the Internet. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ...

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