Free Vs. Paid Chat Rooms

Fri, Mar 20, 2009, by Will Turner

Social Networks

A brief description of both free and paid chat rooms.

Internet chat rooms have become a popular way for people to interact and get to know one another. There are two basic types of chat rooms, free and paid. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages.

Free Chat Rooms

Free chat rooms cost nothing to join and if you don’t chat often or regularly the free chat room is ideal. Practically every free chat room will require you submit a user name, password, and a profile. Although some free chat rooms may use moderators to monitor user behavior, most do not provide additional services such as identification verification, or the safety and security like you would find in a chat room you would pay to subscribe to. This means you can possibly find yourself chatting with someone who is not who they say they are.   

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Paid Chat Rooms

Subscribing to a paid chat room is the best way to go if you want to chat with some degree of safety and security. The subscription fees you pay to join help finance the maintenance of a secure cyber atmosphere. All chat rooms that are subscription based have paid moderators that do monitor for inappropriate and/or abusive content. They also have an extensive identification process that minimizes impersonation. They do record and react to violators.

To join a chat room takes nothing more than your credit card. Every chat room, to include adult chat rooms, provides a subscription or enrollment button on their main page. By clicking onto that button you will be led through the subscription process, at which some point you will be required to enter your credit card information. This subscription process is generally secure, thus preventing other people from accessing your personal information. Before subscribing to any chat room review the site’s billing options and cycles.

Other Options

Some chat room sites offer the option for you to purchase and open your own chat room. This option will give you the opportunity to set up your own chatting forum for users who are interested in talking about the same things you are.

Some chat rooms also offer webcam streaming services. This streaming service is in real time however it does require you to have a webcam. Webcams can make an interaction more personal between chatters, especially if you both are streaming simultaneously.  Many adult chat rooms offer this service.

Cyber Talk

Cyber talk quite frequently utilizes a language of acronyms, for example “brb” which means “be right back.” It’s a way of communicating quickly between parties and to conserve writing time. If you’re not familiar with the modified language that chatters use, have no fear. Just get out there and start chatting. When you see something you don’t understand ask the person you are chatting with shortened word or acronym means. Most experienced chatters will be more than glad to help you. Also, many sites provide a list of acronyms and terms that are frequently used in chat rooms and throughout the internet.

There are a many different chat rooms on the internet today to fit practically any interest. Whether you are looking for romance or just want to talk with someone who has the same interests as you do, chat rooms can be a fun way to meet people and make many new friends.

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