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Hour 18. Chatting Live! > Understanding Internet Chatting

Understanding Internet Chatting

When you're in an Internet chat, everything you type appears on the screens of everybody else participating in that particular chat. Thousands of different chats are under way at once, each in its own chat room. When you join a chat you enter a room, and from then on you see only the conversation that's taking place in that room.

Chat room. This is a space where a single conversation is taking place. In Internet chat parlance, a chat room is sometimes known as a channel. This can be a confusing term, however, because it has several other meanings on the Internet. Stick with chat room.


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