As an example, it is considered rude to write only in upper case, because it appears as if the user is shouting.
The word "chatiquette" has been used in connection with various chat systems (e.g. Writing is changing as it takes on some of the functions and features of speech.
With the increasing population of online chatrooms there has been a massive growth "as new electronic modes of communication provoke similar anxieties amongst critics who express concern that young people are at risk, endangered by a rising tide of information over which the traditional controls of print media and the guardians of knowledge have no control on it".
"that teenagers and young people are in the leading the movement of change as they take advantage of the possibilities of digital technology, drastically changing the face of literacy in a variety of media through their uses of mobile phone text messages, e-mails, web-pages and on-line chatrooms.
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.
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.