Internet chat is one of the most popular online activities to do using the Internet and text messaging. In our time, it is so easy to add a chat to your website and make it available for public use. We take it all for granted without so much as a passing thought for how it all began. This article will give a little background information on the development of online chat.
Online chat refers to any kind of communication over the Internet that is done in real time with the transmission of text messages from sender to receiver. Before the internet even existed a simple real time chat programme actually began in the 1960’s. The first online chat system was called Talkomatic and was created by Doug Brown and David Woolley in 1973. The first dedicated online chat service was that was widely available to the public was created by CompuServe executive Alexander Trevor in 1980.