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.
As an example, it is considered rude to write only in upper case, because it appears as if the user is shouting.
This new literacy develops skills that may well be important to the labor market but are currently viewed with suspicion in the media and by educationalists.
Merchant also says "Younger people tend to be more adaptable than other sectors of society and, in general, quicker to adapt to new technology.
In 2014, Brown and Woolley released a web-based version of Talkomatic.
The first online system to use the actual command "chat" was created for The Source in 1979 by Tom Walker and Fritz Thane of Dialcom, Inc.
With chatrooms replacing many face-to-face conversations, it is necessary to be able to have quick conversation as if the person were present, so many people learn to type as quickly as they would normally speak.