A namesake friend; someone, often a complete stranger whom you might never have met in person, with whom you chat online, when you feel bored and have nothing better to do.
I have tons of chatmates on Whatsapp and WeChat. Even though I haven't met any of them, some of them have become very close to me. Actually, they give my life a new purpose - now, I don't even care if I have any traditional brick and mortar buddies. Yes, I know there could be some risk: who knows if my chatmates are mere bots.
by BabuGeorge June 07, 2016