Thereby, a feeling similar to a spoken conversation is created, which distinguishes chatting from other text-based online communication forms such as Internet forums and email.
Online chat may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers and voice and video chat, or may be a feature of a web conferencing service.
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Merchant also says "Younger people tend to be more adaptable than other sectors of society and, in general, quicker to adapt to new technology.
These conventions or guidelines have been created to avoid misunderstandings and to simplify the communication between users.
Chatiquette varies from community to community and generally describes basic courtesy.
It offered several channels, each of which could accommodate up to five people, with messages appearing on all users' screens character-by-character as they were typed.
Talkomatic was very popular among PLATO users into the mid-1980s.