What do you think about online chat?

Malaysia
January 1, 2012 2:09am CST
Online chat has been around us for quite some time now. From the traditionally well known ICQ and MIRC to Skype and facebook. It is not something new. However online chat may have certain effect on people. Have you ever notice people around you, maybe friends, intimate partner or family members online chat a lot? Did they touch certain intimate issue, expose personal details etc and what is the implication of it? is it good or bad? My mom had a real life boyfriend, yet she chats online with some guy and they are actually quite intimate. The guy showed her some adult only photos etc and later on ask her to borrow money so that he can come over to my country, my place to see us. Of course, my mom refused and since then never dare to chat online again.
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15 responses
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
1 Jan 12
online chat can be very dangerous to a relationship. i persoannly think it is a waste of time. i would rather be making money :-)!
@wanghui (103)
• China
2 Jan 12
so,your have posted so many responses my friend.:-)
@fsuma86 (364)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Hello there! I was addicted with online chat before but now no. I like talking to people outside my country. Thing really changed because right now I just like talking to people that I like! Thanks!
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 12
I do not participate in online chat, I don't feel comfortable in chat rooms, in the past I have had a few bad experiences which have put me off, cyberbullying and people harrassing you. So when I view sites with chat rooms I always turn them off. If I want to chat I will use facebook to chat with my friends. Some people find it easy to chat and make friends quick and are comfortable chatting to strangers. I guess it's down to the individual, you either like them or hate them. You have to be very careful what information you give in the chatrooms because you just don't know who is on there and what type of people they are! It can be dangerous too!
@wanghui (103)
• China
2 Jan 12
i lik online chat like that,i bebieve i can ignore the people with bad intent and catch the men i glad to chat and pay close attention like you buddy~~ when online post may make me more free,i needn't to worry about if they have the time or if they interested in my topic and weather i have bottered them because they are free select to come in. furthermore,there have so many excellent people online i desired to catch on what even else in thier pretty little brain.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Jan 12
I think that online chatting can be fun but I also think there are lines one needs to be careful not to cross. There are a lot of criminals out there that are just looking for a chance to scam someone and the internet has opened the world to them.
2 Jan 12
good question, there are always two sides to everything, that depends people ,the key is how to use. like a vegetable, if used cut vegatable, it's so good, but if used kill person, it's a big sin. we could not deny everything by only one bad thing,like internet, it has huge advangages itself, we feel everyday. the key is how to make full use of it??
• United States
2 Jan 12
Sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't. It all depends. When it is my family, friends and boyfriend, then I will use it. I am not much into online chatting and talking on the telephone because I just think that it is so impersonal.
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
1 Jan 12
Call me an old grouch, but I'm very much against online chatting for recreational purposes. I'm well-acquainted with mirc, and it nearly ruined my family and my marriage. Many people are lonely and want to become intimate virtually because it's "not the same" type thing as the real thing, but still, the emotions involved is sure the same. I will not allow chat softwares and online chat room activity happen in our flat. No way. The only chat I'm okay with is Skype (for marketing and personal friends/family) and Facebook. I only have people that I know personally on my Facebook. Best be safe than sorry.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
1 Jan 12
I only chat with people I know and if I do chat with someone I only met online, then if they start getting creepy by asking for money, then I will block them, but continue to chat with my other friends..
• India
1 Jan 12
its a wonderful experience the person who started this my heads are off in fron t=of him. though this i am connecting myself globally
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
1 Jan 12
Happy New Year Squallming! I am a chatter and have had realllllllllll good friends online. you really have to be selective with your chatmates. there are some scammers who would ask for money while there are some who likes to feed on the emotions of women.
@yaso4u (502)
• India
1 Jan 12
Hi squallming, Online chatting is adavncement of sms in phone. Chatting online have both advantage and disadvantage too. The main advantage is most of peoples who do business all over the world online chat as connection for updating all the activites. So much business are getting developed and developing. On disadvantage side, its all belongs on persons personality. Few peoples get deep into online friends and lose their times and money. Its good to share their knowledge and thoughts with online friends but don't get deeper and pain yourself. Just spend only few limited times and keep your privacy. Have a nice day !
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
1 Jan 12
I think it depends on how these things are being used by the people. For me this is a big help to reach out to my friends and relatives abroad or those who are far away from us.
@taomoney (649)
• Hong Kong
1 Jan 12
TEXT online chat or Voice only online chat is ok for me. I cannot accept video chat with someone i do not know. For Text or Voice as do not know each other and will not recognize each other in real life, i feel more comfortable to chat. Hence, I never upload real photo to the Facebook account which use to meet new friend. Well, you mother is clever to refuse him.
• India
1 Jan 12
Online chat gives us a platform to share our messages or share our mind in text from. The great significance of it is, it is absolutely free. It doesn't any cost. We need a computer with internet connection or we need a mobile phone with internet. I love chatting. What about you guys ?