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Chat rooms are similar in many ways to a gathering of individuals that happens in person. Ideas are discussed, beliefs, prejudices and values are aired. With the possibility of posting pictures to your site, people can see what you look like. People discuss their preferences of movies, books, food etc. on these chat sites. There are of course some things missing from the chat situation that are present in a real life situation. There are no non-verbal clues such as eye contact, body language and voice inflection or intonation. This leads to possible misinterpretations of the intended message being sent.

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Chat rooms are similar in many ways to a gathering of individuals that happens in person. Ideas are discussed, beliefs, prejudices and values are aired. With the possibility of posting pictures to your site, people can see what you look like. People discuss their preferences of movies, books, food etc. on these chat sites. There are of course some things missing from the chat situation that are present in a real life situation. There are no non-verbal clues such as eye contact, body language and voice inflection or intonation. This leads to possible misinterpretations of the intended message being sent.

How can chat rooms be an integral part of social movement?

Consider the recent chaos in Tunisia and Egypt. There are rumors and some facts describing how chat rooms, Facebook and other ...

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What is the impact of chat rooms on society? Are they a good or bad social development? Over 550 words of original text.

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