The speak easy factor

Gliddon, Josh
February 2000
Bulletin with Newsweek;02/08/2000, Vol. 118 Issue 6210, p84
Explains the emergence of online chat rooms' popularity offered by Internet service providers in Australia. Importance of chat roooms in serving a basic human need to communicate; Distinctions between the Internet Relay Chat and instant chat services; Success of chat rooms dependent on their compliance with open standards. INSET: Where it's at--A guide to getting on the gab..


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