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Part: I Internet Basics > Chatting and Instant Messenger

Chapter 6. Chatting and Instant Messenger

Feel the need to reach out and touch someone, live and (almost) in person? Chat puts you online in a live conversation with other Internet users anywhere in the world.

And whereas chatting used to require a high degree of technical understanding, that's no longer the case. It used to require downloading a software program—a chat client—and installing it on your computer. Now, however, more and more people simply chat using their browser, through one of hundreds of sites that offer it.


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