We live in era of advanced technologies innovations intended to make our life easier with the every next day to come. They shaped their course toward constant development, including all those updates, upgrades and renovations to follow. It is hard to come up in mind with a sphere of some kind of aspect of life that hasn’t felt yet the influence or effect made by the technological advancements, and communication is one of those aspects that have made a great step forward. Thanks to today’s technologies, communication, an inevitable daily aspect, has become even more simple and accessible, or we could say more technologically interactive. We don’t necessarily need to meet each other in order to communicate, because we’ve got cell phones, computers, Internet, webcams that simplify this process and make it really convenient, especially if the person you would like to have chat with lives far away from your neighborhood. And all this we can sum up as an online communication process.
Online communication, or chat, can be divided into two types: text chat and video chat, which has become the most widespread mean of online communication since webcam became popular. With the help of webcams people got an opportunity for distant communication by means of accessible web interfaces called a web chat or cam chat, or special software programs like Skype. A web chat is a special system or service that allows real time communication for users that use easy-to-access web interfaces. It’s an internet online chat type that is user-friendly and fully accessible by users, without need to install any specialized software for chatting. All you need is a webcam (a low cost device that provides real time video & audio to a PC or computer network), a web browser and an Internet connection. And the most important is that most chat services are free and you’ll always have the latest version of it, because no installations or updates of software are required.
Webcams are considered to be the most popular form of videotelephony, making them perfect low cost and flexible devices for using with many software clients to provide video calls & videoconferencing, chat room being the general term to describe any form of the latter, both synchronous and asynchronous. Chat room can be used as a technology for information sharing online through text with other users. It’s a term with a broader meaning, because, unlike instant messaging programs, which are intended for one-to-one communication, it enables or makes it possible for multiple users to take part in the same conversation, typically known as videocalling or videoconferencing.