Internet chat rooms and rapid real-time teleconferencing allow users to interact with whoever happens to coexist in cyberspace.
These virtual interactions involve us in 'talking' more freely and more widely than ever before.
Harold Cooper (Kevin Kline) is bathing his young son when his wife, Sarah (Glenn Close), receives a phone call at their Richmond home telling her that their friend, Alex, has committed suicide by slashing his wrists in the bathtub of their vacation house in South Carolina, where he had been staying.
Sam later finds Nick watching television, and they briefly talk about Karen.
Online chat may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers and voice and video chat, or may be a feature of a web conferencing service.These conventions or guidelines have been created to avoid misunderstandings and to simplify the communication between users.Chatiquette varies from community to community and generally describes basic courtesy.Online chat includes web-based applications that allow communication – often directly addressed, but anonymous between users in a multi-user environment.Web conferencing is a more specific online service, that is often sold as a service, hosted on a web server controlled by the vendor.As an example, it is considered rude to write only in upper case, because it appears as if the user is shouting.