Imagine being able to talk to anyone in real time without having to fork out a single penny. Assuming just a small percentage of the world's population has the option to do so. The number of new friends you'd make in a day would be exponential. If you were in the sales and marketing field, you'd probably make your commission many times over if each of them bought just a unit of what you sold.
Coming back to reality, the service of free online chat is submitted to individuals to chat with existing friends as well as make new ones in the process. The sites do not charge its users as it makes its earnings from sponsors and advertisements. In order to better target their audience, all information collected upon registration as well as your Internet behavior are collated and digested by some intelligent internet behavioral system. It then spits out your profile to which specific advertisements are dangled around your screen to entice a click or two.
Free online chat allows its members to clearly communicate in real time, as though they were in the same room at the same time. More often than not, chatting progresses into something more serious and relationships extend beyond the platonic. Since it's quite a challenge to verify who's on the other side of the screen, users are cautioned to be wary if new friends appear to extend hands of friendship in a disturbing sort of way. Although the temptation is great to reveal more about yourself, it's best to bite your tongue and keep specifics out of the conversation. If it's too good to be true, it sometimes is. Trust your gut instinct, it's rarely wrong.
Although online chatting promotes freedom of speech, some may get out of hand as emotions can run high on the two most sensitive topics, rarely politics and religion. It's best to steer clear of these topics. Otherwise, everything else under the sun is fair game. In the event you do not find a chat room to your liking, you can always start your own.