(NASDAQ: YHOO) closed all of its user-created chat rooms due to controversy over sexually explicit channels aimed at minors.
At first, people posted messages, ads, and queries.
When the bulletin boards went electronic, you could post responses to a posting.
Still, people have fallen in love and married after first meeting in chat rooms.
As long as you're careful about safety, you can have fun checking out a few chats.
was compelled to act by shutting down all chat rooms created by users and stopped the ability to create new user chat rooms.
Online chat rooms created by the company itself are still in service and use.
Not all Christian chat rooms are set up for dating.
Some are meant to be faith communities, where members share bible discussion, form prayer circles, and talk about what faith means in their lives. Several Christian chat sites exist to encourage the conversion of people from non-Christian faiths.
As a way to meet that special someone, online chat is a mixed bag.