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Online Chatting

Online chatting is a type of communication done between two or more people over the network. Immediate response is guaranteed.

Doug Brown developed the first online chat system in 1973 knows as Talkomatic.

Chat Etiquette

There are certain rules that are followed while online chatting:

  • Avoid chat slang
  • Spelling the words correctly.
  • Avoid writing all the words in capital.
  • Avoid sending private messages to users without asking them.
  • Rules should be abided by those running the chat.
  • To convey feelings and expressions, use emoticons.

Web Based Chat Services

Below websites provides browser based chat services:

Website Description
Facebook It was founded byMark Zuckerbergwith his college roommates at Harvard university. Facebook lets the user to create personal profile, post status & photos, and receive notifications.
eBuddy It is an instant messaging service. It supports multiprotocol instant messaging clients.
Convore It offers real time web based chat system.
MeBeam It offers video based chat between the clients to create video conferencing rooms for up to 16 people.
Yahoo! Messenger It offers PC-PC, PC-phone, Phone-to-PC, file transfer, webcam hosting, text messaging service etc.
WhatsApp It is an instant messaging service application available on smart phones.
Gmail It offers instant chatting, sending and receiving mails, and video calling services.

Instant Messaging (IM)

IM is a software utility that allows users to send text, files and images. They even support voice and video calls.

Application Description
Nimbuzz It is native iPhone app. It supports voice and video chats, file sharing, and group chats with panache.
eBuddy eBuddy IM helps to have all your buddies from multiple IM accounts in one single list.
Imo.in It has capability to link all your IM accounts together. You can log on to all of your IM accounts by just logging into imo.in.
MeBeam It offers video based chat between the clients to create video conferencing rooms for up to 16 people.
Yahoo! Messenger It offers PC-PC, PC-phone, Phone-to-PC, file transfer, webcam hosting, text messaging service etc.
GoogleTalk It is an IM by Google and one of the most widely used.
Lync Lync is an IM developed by Microsoft. It is widely used in corporate sector for internal and external communication as well.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

Oikarinen developed the Internet Relay Chat in August 1988. Rules were defined for communication between client and server by some communication mechanism such as chat rooms.

It contains separate networks of IRC servers and machines which allow the IRC clients to connect to IRC. IRC client connects to the server on one of the IRC nets using a program. User can join with one or more channels and converse over there.

IRC Commands

Below commands are used to connect to IRC server.

Command Description
/away (message) Leaves a message let the others know why you are gone.
/clear Clears the text from current window.
/clearall Clears all the text from all of the opened windows.
/dcc chat (username) Opens a chat window with the username that you specify.
/help Brings up a list of all the commands or the help window.
/ignore (on/of) (username) Allows you to ignore or not ignore a user.
/ignore (+/-) (username) Alternative to ignore or not ignore a user.
/join (#channel) Joins a particular chat group.
/nick (username) Changes the username
/part (channel) Leaves specified channel.
/ping (username) Pings a specified user and it let you know how far they are in seconds
/whowas (username) Shows information about specified user that was in earlier.
/ping (channel) Pings all users in specified channel.

Video Conferencing

This method is used in communicating two-way video and audio transmission with the help of telecommunication technologies.

Modes of Video Conferencing

  • POINT-TO-POINT

Two locations are connected using this mode.

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  • MULTI-POINT

More than two locations are connected using Multi-point Control Unit (MCU).

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  • Video Sharing

Users are allowed to switch voice calls to unidirectional video streaming session using IP Multimedia System (IMS) service. Any of the parties can initiate the video streaming session. Camera or pre-recorded video clip is the video source.

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