This wasn't somewhere in Middle America: I grew up in Vladivostok, on the very eastern edge of Russia.
While forums are displayed as ordinary websites in your browser, chat rooms often require the installation of a browser extension, plugin or third-party software such as Java or Flash.
Forum users will also regularly check back on threads that they are interested in to see if there are any new developments.
Chat users tend to come and go, depending on how interesting they find the current discussion.
We have to call the exorcist and the psychologist,” or, “Why didn’t you tell us about the symptoms when you first discovered the disease?
They asked me if anyone else knew about “it.” They were worried their friends would find out and stop talking to them.
Here’s where Cupid’s arrow is flying in 2013: Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.