In 19, ARPANET and BBS members gained access to Usenet servers.In the mid 1990s, subscribers of America Online, Compu Serve, Prodigy and Earth Link could also post on Usenet.Internet access for everyone became a reality when the subscription-based online services were first permitted to connect to the Internet.The scene was set for the online explosion that we know today.Analyzing the latest trend in technologically advanced communication, text messaging, also called short messaging system (SMS) or texting, I will show how people are manipulating written discourse to fit their needs for communication and how other countries and languages, specifically France, have reported similar changes in language when their citizens use text messaging.
Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world.
The objective of this sort of game is to slay monsters, explore a fantasy world, complete quests, go on adventures, create a story by roleplaying, and advance the created character.
Many MUDs were fashioned around the dice-rolling rules of the Dungeons & Dragons series of games.
Most MUDs are run as hobbies and are free to players; some may accept donations or allow players to purchase virtual items, while others charge a monthly subscription fee.
Dating back to the 1980s, they were a predecessor of instant messaging.