For sports enthusiasts, the means connecting with other fans and debating in real time over which players in the league deserve to be placed in the hall of fame or even discuss salary caps.
We also have public chat rooms, where more than two users chat together. Even though it's possible to use our chat service without registration, the most convenient way to use our chat service is to become a member.
We don’t necessarily need to meet each other in order to communicate, because we’ve got cell phones, computers, Internet, webcams that simplify this process and make it really convenient, especially if the person you would like to have chat with lives far away from your neighborhood.
And all this we can sum up as an online communication process.
You get to see the people you’re talking with; it's the next best thing after actually being face to face with them.
For support groups, the means being able to face their problems, dilemmas and sufferings with other real people that are going through the exact same thing or have lived through such harsh times in the past.