But today it is scattered with posts by people like myself going back to see what’s happened to their favorite chat.
As the chatter stated in his post there was no Facebook or smartphones, Chat Sites were the social media of the day.
Chat rooms -- like e-mail, instant messaging (IM) and online social networks -- are virtual extensions of real-world human interaction.
Chat rooms are online spaces where users communicate with one another through text-based messages.
Launched to the public in 1980, the CB simulator capitalized on the explosive (if short-lived) popularity of citizen's band radio culture in American country music and movies [source: PC Magazine].
Needless to say, my sex life was quite healthy and vigorous back then Ever since about 2005, the AOL chat rooms pretty much died out, and other services like Yahoo Chat never got popular.Talk City is now Delphi Forums and countless others still exist for nostalgic reasons rather than functional ones Omni-Chat, with rooms like Chatterbox were incredibly popular in the 90’s for allowing users to post pictures and text with HTML code.I remember trying to figure out all the “secret” codes to get text to blink and change color.However, the ability to post HTML which spurred the sites growth surly played a part in its demise as people began to learn how to break the chat with the same code.The inherent vulnerabilities in allowing users to pass HTML code, caused connectivity issues amongst similar systems and forced owners to choose between continually fixing the breaks, upgrading to a newer technology or giving up altogether.“Although flames often get out of hand, they have a purpose in the ecology of cyberspace,” Shea argues, to educate and moderate discussion forums.