Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

ChattersChat is a text-based communication that is live or in real-time. For example, when talking to someone in chat any typed text is received by other participants immediately. In contrast, other text-based communications such as e-mail are modes of correspondence that are not real-time.

There are also several million users chatting through other networks such as IRC. A good example of a chat on IRC is the Computer Hope chat.

Chat etiquette

Below is a short list of chat etiquette that should be followed when chatting with others online.

  1. Behave the same way you would when talking to someone in real-life.
  2. Avoid chat slang.
  3. Try your best to spell all words correctly and use proper punctuation.
  4. Remember no one is perfect, spelling errors and other mistakes are common in chat.
  5. Do not WRITE IN ALL CAPS as it makes you appear as you're yelling.
  6. Do not send other chat users private messages without asking them first.
  7. Abide by the rules created by those running the chat.
  • Additional information about Computer Hope's chat can be found on our chat overview.

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