Host a chat room or participate in a created chat room.Flirt with other people and invite to private chat. These were in common European use by the early 16th century.
(One example is the Dutch cartoonist Marten Toonder's comics about Tom Puss and Oliver B.
Bumble, where the literary captions are printed out below the strip and almost take up as much space as the drawings, so that the strip fills twice the space of most newspaper strips.
Social communication using live webcam chat functions are becoming increasingly popular.
Chat using face-to-face chat or just simply text to friends, family or random strangers.
An in-panel character (one who is fully or mostly visible in the panel of the strip of comic that the reader is viewing) uses a bubble with a pointer, called a tail, directed towards the speaker.