The first created by Compu Serve executive Alexander "Sandy" Trevor in Columbus, Ohio.Visual chat rooms add graphics to the chat experience, in either 2D or 3D (employing virtual reality technology).
The term chat room, or chatroom, is primarily used to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing.
The term can thus mean any technology ranging from real-time online chat and online interaction with strangers (e.g., online forums) to fully immersive graphical social environments.
Typing with caps lock on is usually considered shouting (suggesting anger) and is discouraged.
Offenders of these rules can be "kicked" (temporarily ejected from the room, but allowed back in) or banned completely either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Surfing and Chatting When your child uses the computer to read and visit websites online, this is known as surfing.
Some call it browsing as well, but the meaning is the same.
The users in a particular chat room are generally connected via a shared interest or other similar connection, and chat rooms exist catering for a wide range of subjects.
New technology has enabled the use of file sharing and webcam to be included in some programs. The first online chat system was called Talkomatic, created by Doug Brown and David R.
Sometimes chat room venues are moderated either by limiting who is allowed to speak (not common), by having comments be approved by moderators (often presented as asking questions of a guest or celebrity), or by having moderation volunteers patrol the venue watching for disruptive or otherwise undesirable behavior.
Yet, most commonly used chat rooms are not moderated and users may chat freely with the other occupants of the room.
The primary use of a chat room is to share information via text with a group of other users.