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Free IRC Chatting Service
This chat community is based on a real-time environment. It is most widely known
as Internet Relay Chat (IRC). This service is FREE and easy to use. From
business to personal use, this chatting environment can be used for a variety of
means. The service offers a variety of options and help for any beginner.
Freetown is a free, popular and fast growing virtual community site on
the Web. They offer *Freetown citizens 15mb's of Web space and on-line tools to create it.
As with any good virtual community, chatting is one of the main features and Freetown has
done an admiral job in this category. Their chat rooms are divided into
neighborhood's that include subject interest headings. Freetown is
one of the cleaner chat services we've seen and they try and keep tabs on offenders by
enlisting volunteers they call "Freetown Cops" from their citizen member base.
All in all this is a nice independent virtual world and chatting service and worth your
time to check out.
KidChatters is no-nonsense chat service for kids 6 to 12 years old providing a safe,
clean, and friendly chat environment.
CyberGrace Christain Network
Pardon our blasphemy. CyberGrace is heaven on-line for Christians! The site has tons, and
we do mean TONS of cool stuff to offer Christians young and old alike. Including an
excellent monitored chat service that's easy to set up and use. If you're a Christian and
looking to further your faith on-line or just have some fun, we highly recommend a visit
to this excellent site!
Dynamite site for Christian teens, Christianteens.net has everything
from Bible to music chats to a great YouthSearch service. (a search engine devoted to
Are you looking for something different in a chatting service? This
site definitely fits the bill. OnChat is a free graphical chat community where like
traditional chat, you can meet people and make friends, join a discussion or create your
own. But that's where the similarities stop. Graphical chat adds a new dimension to
traditional chat in that the experience is much more visual. Chat rooms are pictures, not
text. A small graphic, called an avatar, represents each user and the chat room is
actually a graphic scene that you set up. We likened it to chatting from inside a virtual
comic book. Each room member has there own custom avatar character and when you type to
chat, it shows up in a comic book like word bubble next to the character. It all boils
down to a very innovative and very cool chatting experience.
Christian Youth Chat
Here's a relatively new site dedicated to Christian content for teens. It also includes a
Outstanding free virtual world site. Has hundreds of
existing 3D virtual worlds to visit and explore. Chat with other members in their world or
you can build your own complete with custom avatar's a house and your own personal
neighborhood. This is an extremely cool site and a must visit for experienced virtual
world junkies and newbies alike. Note: the service does require that you
free software package to use it.
Offers different chat options to choose from called
"Channels". The site has two different versions of chat available and
options for adding a chat room to your Website.
Outstanding moderated Christian chat service with many room categories to choose from like
Christian Dads, Christian Moms, Christian Teens, Home School, Christian Kids, Bible Talk,
Christian Singles and more.
The Born Again Network
The Born Again Network is a very well done Christian chat system that is heavily moderated
so that users of all ages can enjoy chatting on IRC through mIRC or the World Wide Web
with other Christians. The site states that they "try to operate the system as if it
were an online church". Chatting is moderated by Christians and three pastors. The
service offers nightly online prayer, and a weekly bible study. The service does not allow
secular channels to be created.
Here's a very popular freeware chat and messaging
communications suite. PowWow now has over 8 million users. The software offers real time
one to one audio and text chat with no need to have a static IP. It has a conference mode
that will support up to 50 users plus, file transfer, web cruising, and much more.
PowWow's new version even supports voice communications with slower modems.
Note: Currently PowWow will not work with AOL. Click here to download
PowWow. Win 9.x, NT4,
Download size 3.5 MB
A no-nonsense chat service that provides clean, safe, and friendly chat rooms for all
members of the family. Chatters provides chat rooms that can be trusted by you, your kids
Offers moderated chat rooms for Christian singles. A Singles Christian Network was founded
in 1991, and today is one of the largest computerized introductory services designed
exclusively for Christians. Since 1991, they have received countless letters telling of
new romances, engagements and marriages. Through their service, thousands of single
Christians have expanded their social circle and found wonderful new Christian friends,
romance and yes, excitement! Chat rooms are divided into four sections which include
General, Ages 18 to 35 and Ages 35+.
Abbott Chat is a very cool Private Chat and Instant Messaging software
program. It offers many useful user defined options that make it a very
flexible chat platform. Abbott is offering a free demo download of the software on their
ChitChat! is a freeware text-based chat program for Windows 95 or NT
that allows multiple users to converse in real time as long as both parties have the
software installed. It is compatible with the standard UNIX talk protocol, and the Ytalk
program on the UNIX platforms. ChitChat! is free to all academic and noncommercial home
V4 Chat is a Win95, text oriented LAN (Local Area Network)
based Chat tool. It allows you to send messages to others across a local network,
on the internet. You can open as many simultaneous chatboxes as you like and you can
send private messages too. Note: This is not for Internet users!
Click here to download
V4 Chat. Note: Win 9.x, download size - 253KB (zip format)
Here's another LAN based freeware messenger utility. RealPopup, is a freeware utility conceived to replace the old Winpopup messaging
application supplied with Win3.x and Win95, as well as the standard messenger service on
Windows NT and 2000. RealPopup features include full windows (32 bit) integration, direct
click on any hyperlink typed or received, custom option settings including hot keys,
allows HTML mark-up in messages and much more. If you currently use
Winpopup, RealPopup is
a super replacement utility to communicate over your local network. Note: This is
not for Internet users! Click
here to download RealPopup. Win9.x, NT4, Win 2000, download size - 950KB
The directory of directories offers hundreds of chat rooms to choose
from. Chat right from your browser window. No software to download.
Yahoo! Messenger is an instant messaging program like ICQ and
AIM. With News, Sports, and Stocks tabs. Now supports voice chat. Note: Java and Wireless
versions also available. Win 9.x, NT4, download size - 874 KB
Instant Messenger - AIM 4.3 - Free Download
Get AOL latest and greatest instant messenger software that now
includes tons of new features. This is still the most popular
instant message chat system on the "Net. Note: AOL also now
offers an instant messenger that is completely Web based (e.g., no
need to download any software - see site for details). Download it
for FREE at AOL. Win 9.x, download size - 2.3 MB
Chatter Box is really a review and rating service for
free chat services. The site lists about 20 (at last count) chat services in a table
format on their home page. The table has the chat service link, a short description, a
note on how busy it currently is and a rating from 1 to 4 stars (with 4 being the best).
The chat service link takes you another dedicated page where the service actually loads
inside their site. This page also offers a more detailed description of the service that
includes information about it's speed, overall quality and more. Chatter Box is not the
most eye appealing site on the Web but it's a useful service for chat junkies and well
worth their time to visit.
Microsoft Chat 2.0
Micro(monopoly's), err, we mean (soft's), entry into the on-line chat
arena has hundreds of choices available for chat junkies including the ability to set up
your own virtual community.
Click here to tell someone about this site!
XiRCON offers an excellent freeware IRC Chat client that supports
connections to multiple servers at once all without launching a separate copy of the
program. Other features include timestamp toggle, and instantly clickable URL hyperlinks.