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chat room

[′chat ‚rüm]
(computer science)
A Web site or server space on the Internet where live keyboard conversations (usually organized around a specific topic) with other people occur.

chat room

chat room

An online discussion forum for a particular topic via keyboard (see chat). Everyone who is logged in sees what everyone else is typing, although two people can decide to break off and have a private chat.

Individual Chat Sessions
Chat rooms hosting general discussions often run continuously; however, chat sessions between two parties are often initiated as needed for customer service. If a website hosts a chat support line, it lets a user initiate a session and interact with a representative at the other end. However, that person is often helping several people, and responses are not usually immediate.

The Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Chat rooms began in the late 1980s over the Internet and even earlier via the dial-up bulletin board (BBS). Today, a hundred or so channels in the original Internet Relay Chat (IRC) system continue while thousands remain idle (see IRC). See Internet forum, instant messaging, SMS and voice chat.
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Then they ran the chatroom under Cox's online identities for 10 days to gather evidence on 700 other members of the ring around the world.
Mr Green said there was a misconception that anything said in chatrooms would be anonymous and led to things being written which people would not otherwise dream of saying or writing.
Restrict access to children's chat rooms and ensure there is a chatroom moderator who checks the content is suitable.
In a statement, the education authority said: 'Young people may think that typing anything into a chatroom is similar to the moves they would play on a computer game.
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