Use these sparingly, a posting littered with smilies can make it difficult to read. Be suspicious of people who ask to meet you in person.
If you wouldn’t do it in real life, don’t do it on the internet. Although the internet is less formal than other forms of written communication the same grammatical rules apply.
HOW TO BEHAVE IN CHAT ROOMS – A GUIDE Cyberspace chat is a great way of connecting people with similar interests be they gay or straight.
Chat rooms come with their own etiquette, or “netiquette”, which may confuse or even intimidate a novice.
) Step #4 – The ins and outs of lurking “Lurk” before you leap.
Before you post a message, or jump into any conversation, ‘lurk’ a little. When you are ready to post a message keep it to the same topic and be concise. On the same note, don’t waste peoples time by posting gibberish or by repeating yourself, this will make you very unpopular.