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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].Users could exchange real-time messages (loaded with lots of CB slang) on 40 different channels, which later evolved into the concept of rooms.In the late 1990s, AOL's chat rooms were some of the most popular in the world.According to statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 55 percent of online teens and 28 percent of online adults used chat rooms in 2000 [source: Pew Internet & American Life Project].A chat room is a Web site, part of a Web site, or part of an online service such as America Online, that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time.
Chat rooms can be found that focus on virtually any aspect of human endeavor or interest: there are current communities based on classic movies, Irish ancestry, baton twirling, and psychic readings, for example.In the mid-1980s, a company called Play Net began tinkering with the combination of real-time chat and online games.Users could play chess or backgammon against an opponent and talk trash at the same time.In the late '70s and early '80s, several small bulletin board communities incorporated chat and IM into their networks.
But the Compu Serve CB simulator is widely regarded as the first real-time chat room.
Play Net eventually licensed its software to a company called Quantum Link, or Q-Link, which launched a chat room service called People Connection.