Instant messaging, often called IM, works when two people have the capability to send real time messages to one another.After all, its possibler to send an email that may or may not be opened for hours or days after being sent, but free IM means that you are watching the person's response to you right on the screen as the dialogue occurs. Too often, people are busy with other responsibilities at work and don't have time to just sit and chat online.
There are many types of chats available that address almost any subject.
Some target different age groups, those with a particular interest or those from a certain background.
The possibilities are endless, but if a user cannot find a place on any of the cyber chat rooms that pique his or her interest, a new one can easily be created.
Discussion boards and forums are oftentimes thought of as chatter methods, but neither of these options allow real time, instant communication.
Comments are posted on a board or forum and people can read them and then post their own responsive comments.