Starting October 14, the software giant will shut down its MSN chat services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and much of Latin America, forcing millions of message board users to find alternative online forums to discuss the topics of the day.In those regions, said Microsoft, the chat is free and unsupervised, giving rise to a nefarious element that bombards users with spam, much of which is pornographic.Proponents pointed to the highly publicized crackdown on online pedophilia rings as proof such measures are necessary."The rate and pace at which bad things are happening to kids because of the Internet has just stepped up in the past 12 months.You just can't ignore that," said John Carr, Internet adviser to the UK-based children's charity NCH. History shows that shutting things down just displaces the activities elsewhere, which is far more dangerous," she added.More and more Web sites are adding chats because they are interactive.And interactive means that we go back again and again to those sites. Chat is different from the main interactive tool that you will find on Web sites, forums.
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Before I got hooked on Internet chats about diabetes, they seemed like the greatest time-waster since television. Another explanation is the development of Web-based software that is much easier to use than first-generation programs like Internet Relay Chat.
They can also give you immediate answers to your questions. Those are two explanations for the recent explosion of chat rooms.
If you're in the mood for some fun, you can also utilize the Trivia channel and challenge others in a game of general knowledge.
In its entirety, recognizes that all people are unique, and their preference to how they connect with others varies.