You really don’t even need to pick up the phone to speak with someone in this day and age. You have the option of speaking with them on your computer in chat rooms and forums as long as you have Internet access. Chats and forums began to gain popularity in the late 1990’s because it was easy to speak with someone electronically in real time no matter where they were located in the world. Since then, chats and forums have grown in functionality thanks to social networks and the increase of knowledgeable computer users. You can now chat on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo and others simply by turning on the chat option. These chat areas allow for instant messages to be sent between people. Forums on the other hand are dedicated to people with the same likes and interests regardless of whether they actually know one another. Forums are used to ask questions and garner answers from other members as well as to create running threads of conversation that are not in real time. Both are heavily used and make it much easier on humans to communicate. In our directory on chats and forums you will find information on how both were initially created and why they have grown exponentially in just a decade. You will also be given links to chats and forums around the world based on the topic you choose to pursue. Our directory will offer you all the resources necessary to fully use and understand chats and forums.