But don't let this stop you from keeping in contact of each other.
Usually people will keep in contact through e-mail, regular mail, and sometimes phone calls.
Again you will have to refer to any instructions that the chat has on posting links. Such a new and wonderful concept, that is until you see the person you're talking to in person! While chatting away you may come across someone who happens to have your same interests.
With IRC chats however just type in the addresses for the person to write down since IRC's are text only and you cannot go from an IRC chat room directly to the world wide web. And after talking with this person for some time you may become attracted to them and vice versa.
For example, to ask someone a question you may want to use this format to do it and to talk to others the same way: Person's name: Your question Most of the time you will get someone's attention this way.
Try not to yell, this is where you either type in all capitals or use text editing to increase the font size and bold type of your message.
Many of the abbreviations used in chats have pretty much become universal and a lot have become creatively humorous thanks to many regulars in those chat rooms.
Just type it in like this: /me your action here, and it will print out your name and the action you just did.
Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.
Also you can use the abbreviations previously mentioned also.
When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.