Talkomatic was very popular among PLATO users into the mid-1980s.In 2014 Brown and Woolley released a web-based version of Talkomatic.This Fact Sheet defines and explains the multiple acronyms and shortcuts used by teens during computer-mediated communication such as texting, instant messaging, and chatting. Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Common Chat Room and Text Messaging Abbreviations. 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 primary use of a chat room is to share information via text with a group of other users.
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.
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Though we tend to vilify sending sexually explicit material via images or text through electronic means, and hold it as the height of foolishness to create such a record of intimacy, recognition by popular media suggests a normative element to this type of behavior as long as it's private.
Yet, most commonly used chat rooms are not moderated and users may chat freely with the other occupants of the room.
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