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us: Online chat groups


  • Here are entered works on services that allow a person, using a computer, to engage in an actual "conversation" with other people in real time. Works on services, commonly called newsgroups and LISTSERV lists, that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, usually by means of the Internet, a commercial online service, or electronic mail are entered under [Electronic discussion groups.] Works on services that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, via a dedicated telephone line established for the purpose, are entered under [Computer bulletin boards.]
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    • us: Chat groups, Online
    • us: Chat rooms, Online
    • us: Chat services, Online
    • us: Chat sites, Online
    • us: Chatboxes, Online
    • us: Chatrooms, Online
    • us: Chats, Online
    • us: Chatsites, Online
    • us: Electronic chat groups
    • us: Internet-based chat sites
    • us: Internet chat groups
    • us: Online chatrooms
    • us: Online chats
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  • Sources

    • found: LC database, May 9, 1997 (online chat; chat-room)
    • found: Glossary of interactive terms, April, 1997 (Chat, a real time conversation (typed), over the Internet, facilitated by chat software like IRC)
    • found: LC MAGS file, May 13, 1997 (chat forums; chat rooms; chat groups; chat services)
    • found: WWW, May 13, 1997 (online chat groups, rooms, forums, services; electronic chat groups, rooms, forums, services; Internet chat groups, rooms, forums, services. Predominant usage: online chat groups)
    • found: Yahoo! chat website, Aug. 26, 2004 (chats; chat rooms; Chat Categories: Business & Finance, Computers & Internet, Cultures & Community, Entertainment & Arts, Family & Home, Games, Government & Politics, Health & Wellness, Hobbies & Crafts, Movies, Music, Recreation & Sports, Regional, Religion & Beliefs, Romance, Schools & Education, Science, Teen, Voice Chat)
    • found: MSN chat website, Aug. 26, 2004 (chats; Chat Rooms: City Chats, Computing, Entertainment, General, Health & Medicine, Interest, Lifestyles, Music, News, Peers, Religion, Romance, Sports & Recreation, Chat Fans)
    • found: Google search, Aug. 26, 2004 (neurology chatrooms at Massachusetts General Hospital; paranormal chatrooms at All about ghosts; AWhiteHorse equine chatrooms - horse breeders, horse riders chat; A comprehensive list of Iraq chat rooms on IRC and the Internet; Tourette-syndrome chatroom; divorce chat rooms; American Birding Association state bird chat groups; retinal degeneration chat) Jan. 20, 2005 (chatsites; chatboxes; chat boxes; chat websites; chat web sites; Internet chat rooms; Internet chatrooms; Internet chatsites)
    • found: Cruising and connecting online, c2004: t.p. (Internet chat sites) p. 6 (Internet-based chat sites) p. 7 (online chat sites) p. 10 (chat rooms)
    • found: e-male survey 2008, c2009: p. 1 (gay chat sites; internet chat sites) p. 4 (gay chat sites) p. 15 (online chat services) p. 54 (Internet chat rooms)
    • found: OCLC, July 20, 2009 (in titles: online chat rooms; internet chat rooms; internet chat sites; chat services; chat rooms on the internet; chatrooms; online chat group)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on services that allow a person, using a computer, to engage in an actual "conversation" with other people in real time. Works on services, commonly called newsgroups and LISTSERV lists, that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, usually by means of the Internet, a commercial online service, or electronic mail are entered under [Electronic discussion groups.] Works on services that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, via a dedicated telephone line established for the purpose, are entered under [Computer bulletin boards.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Online chat groups] under subjects for online chat groups devoted to that subject
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Computer bulletin boards; Electronic discussion groups]
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-01-21: new
    • 2010-10-21: revised
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