The word channel has a variety of different meanings. The term channel, especially in the United States, can refer to TV channels, such as the Discover Channel. However, the word channel can also have a very different meaning. In England, the English Channel is a major waterway. In computer lingo, the term channel refers to an Internet chat room. For our purposes, we use the term channel in this way.
This is can vary greatly. Usually, there are at least 4 channels available on any given chat site that integrate a variety of topics such as sports, hobbies, flirting or politics.
When participating in a chat channel, it is important to respect all users equally. As a part of this, users should not spam the chat windows, bother or insult other users or offer personal information.