The first transatlantic Internet chat took place between Oulu, Finland and Corvallis, Oregon in February 1989.created by Compu Serve executive Alexander "Sandy" Trevor in Columbus, Ohio.The first online chat system was called Talkomatic, created by Doug Brown and David R.
With inserting a simple piece of HTML code, a floating chat button that doesn't interfere with your website design, and key features to help you do chat right, you'll be chatting to your website visitors without any cost.
Ancestors include network chat software such as UNIX "talk" used in the 1970s.
The term chatiquette (chat etiquette) is a variation of netiquette (Internet etiquette) and describes basic rules of online communication.
Thereby, a feeling similar to a spoken conversation is created, which distinguishes chatting from other text-based online communication forms such as Internet forums and email.
Online chat may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers and voice and video chat, or may be a feature of a web conferencing service.
In 2014, Brown and Woolley released a web-based version of Talkomatic.