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ALSO CALLED: IRC, Internet Relay Chat, Internet Messengers, ICQ, Online Chat, Chat
DEFINITION: On the Internet, especially in the United Kingdom, a talker is a Web site that hosts online chatting or conversations entered at the keyboard. In the U.S., the term chat site is more common. Talkers and chat sites tend to be "middle-of-the-road" in terms of interests and participants. Technically, MUDs have conversations but these tend to be much more focused in purpose and in the intensity and  … 
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INTERNET CHAT DEFINITION (continued): … On the Internet, especially in the United Kingdom, a talker is a Web site that hosts online chatting or conversations entered at the keyboard. In the U.S., the term chat site is more common. Talkers and chat sites tend to be "middle-of-the-road" in terms of interests and participants. Technically, MUDs have conversations but these tend to be much more focused in purpose and in the intensity and dedication of participants. A special kind of talker is one that is part of an Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
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