Top 10 sites: Chat and Instant Messaging
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AOL Instant Messenger
The pioneer of chat applications, Instant Messenger was first launched on AOL’s online service before expanding across the internet.
Was the first internet-based instant messaging program.
Microsoft muscled in on the instant chat space. You have to sign up for a Passport account.
Sensible advice for staying safe online.
Organised specific topic subject-based chat rooms.
Internet Relay Chat
The first internet chat application for geek types online.
24-hour party island. Create your avatar to match your mood, pick a phrase and let the chat begin.
Chatting in the hotel is free. Members can pay for extras like text messages and mobile cell logos.
There are hundred of chat rooms dedicated to all kinds of topics.
Ultimate avatar chat community is a pay for the service chat site.