Digi Chat remained the webs best chat option for about 8 years.But just as the case was for Omni-Chat, people began to figure out how to break the chat platform; this time with a higher degree of tech knowledge.
AOL was the number one way people accessed the Internet in the early 90s.
With such a large and captive market its no wonder their chat rooms were the most popular.
Just like that, the unassuming masses had the large majority of their chat options cut off completely.
This was a response to an evolving set of needs from the average consumer, so the only people who really noticed the disappearance of the chat rooms were aficionados of the form, and that subculture had been drastically thinning for a while already.
This has pushed many chat site owners to other chat platforms like 123Flash Chat which has recently shut down its website leaving webmaster running the software on their own when it comes to patches and updates.
Tech exploits are not the only reasons chat site close.
We’ve been seeing the overwhelming presence of chat rooms pushed further and further into a cultural corner due largely to the changing needs of the mainstream, and new technologies honoring those needs and suggesting new ones in tandem.
All of that said, today’s online playground sees social networking megagiants like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter holding the most visible real estate, while traditional online chatrooms take a quiet space by the fringe.
I must admit I am torn as to how I feel about these developments.