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I can't even fathom how many hours I spent on AOL chatrooms when I was younger, talking about absolutely whatever. Naturally, there was that phase of " trading gifs" when we thought gifs were some kind of code word for nudie pictures and crude photoshops of Kathy Ireland, Teri Hatcher and Jennifer Aniston's heads on. 6 Mar He'd chat about Nirvana, search for guitar tabs, trade shareware, and find opponents for Doom. By , AOL had 19, chatrooms. That year, AOL Instant Messenger launched, born out of the Buddy List feature in AOL. Along with this product came the away message, buddy icons, a personal profile, and. Sure people use chat rooms, how else would pedophiles find Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC?.
Started by LostSouls7March 13, Posted March 13, edited. Yes, AOL chat rooms They're still around if you want to get in one I've noticed Facebook used to compose of mostly teenagers in the late s, now you hardly find anyone under age 30 on FB. Posted March 13, I find when I join a chat room, everyone else is talking to each other and I can't get in the conversation.
Also, by the time I type some comment, the conversation has long past Whatever Happened To Aol Chat Rooms subject. I can't type that fast either! UM has a chatroom I used to converse in, years back, and also modded, and it was quite active at one time. Same for gaming chats I used to be on. I used to be part of a chat called Dimensional Doorways, long since gone, I was a regular among a dozen or so other regulars there, buddhists and pagans and all kinds of stuff - some interesting discussion.
I do hang out at a tabletop rpg chat because I too miss that spontaneity and sometimes you may not want to have everybody on a messenger friends list to talk to them. There's a chat room here on UM. We used to have such fun in there years ago It doesn't seem like anyone uses it anymore.
Yeah it doesn't really get too active anymore.
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We should all coordinate some times and get in there together haha. I've only ever tried one chat room one time. It was the one here on UM. And even though I post "talk" like a madwoman on the forums, when I tried the chat room I froze. Too much like real life and all my social anxieties flooded in. Well I suggested a host having a topic in this Whatever Happened To Aol Chat Rooms room and advertise a date and time and you will see just how many people would join in.
I've been sometimes on the UM chat room, but there were very few people there, and most of the time, when i'm viewing the community index, i see it empty. I wish it was more active! I'm in there now and I DO take requests. I just don't have the patience for chat rooms anymore. I get up and do things and walk away from the computer a lot.
Not saying I wouldn't be game for a chat on here at some point or another. It's just goofy fun which I like but my life had changed so much when it comes to technology and all.
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Does anyone know of any that are still around more info are fun? I don't know why but I feel like going into a chat room again Whatever Happened To Aol Chat Rooms all these years.
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Each year on the company's birthday, AOL employees around the world are invited to participate in Monster Help Day, a global community service day dedicated to strengthening the communities in which AOL employees live and work. Gchat are popular, but chat rooms as they existed in the s are mostly a relic. Retrieved April 15, This software was developed by Kaspersky Lab. Retrieved November 11,
I miss MSN Messenger and that ilk. I type fast so I guess it's why I like chat rooms! Here remember talking to lots of strange people there in the past! I remember me trolling chat rooms DMM we were just talking about the chatroom when this thread popped up last night.
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