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But as the PC exploded in popularity during the Clinton years, so did AOL.A 1993 Associated Press story even describes how then-President Bill Clinton was considering holding a town hall on AOL.
She’s used chatrooms for the past 16 years, ever since her kids introduced her to AOL.
While her children don’t use AOL anymore, she’s kept it up.
“Auditorium” chatrooms could hold hundreds or thousands of users and had a moderator.
Users could also create private and public chatrooms and host scheduled events.
On Garden Chat, sometimes people still trade tips for gardening and cooking, messaging back and forth in different fonts, font weights, and colors.
But much of the time, the conversations are much more colorful — in that they’re splashed with expletives.“Lately my favorite room has gotten a bunch of pervert-nasty people,” Bird says.
And yes, there are people — unsure about Tinder — looking for love.
The most popular chatrooms on AOL today have names like Widows and Widowers, Garden Chat, and Sixties Plus.
Others weren’t so impressed: “Any performance skills you have go out the window,” complained comedian Jay Leno in a 1995 Now, some twenty years later, the once-vibrant chatroom communities of AOL have nearly disappeared, but they are still there … About 1,500 people can be counted in all of AOL’s public chatrooms today, a number that in the ‘90s wouldn’t have even matched a large “auditorium”-style room where celebrities would hold court.
Today, many chatrooms seem to have only one person loitering inside.
“It was a different time, because in the ‘90s, no one gave their real personal information on the internet,” says the now 35-year-old web developer.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating