The Compu Serve system itself was not the true 'grandfather' of today's chat rooms.
The company's executive, Alexander Trevor, released the Compu Serve CB Simulator to the public in 1980.
Every day, people around the world enjoy the still-growing Internet phenomenon of chat rooms.
This revolutionary invention is one that has benefited society in ways that are incomprehensible to those who don't utilize it themselves.
These 'walls' became a place that you could have open conversations of any sort, and topics of discussion such as online gaming and books reviews were created.
Today, there are thousands of IRC networks used daily.
This company would later buy the site, and unlike the first owner, H&R Block had the money to fund the program in order to enhance it to it's full potential.
The Compu Serve system soon became the first major commercial online service provider for the United States.
Just as Internet gaming fads happen today, they have changed from the 1970's and 80's.These 'rooms' allow you to talk to anyone about anything at any time. Creations such as these take time to develop, but it wasn't that long ago that the idea of chat rooms were conceived, primarily due to the popularity of an online game.If you're a big video game lover, it's very likely that you have heard the term MUD used when discussing old-fashioned games.The CB Simulator is considered today as being the first real-time online chat room, and primarily grew because of an opportunity they saw in younger users.This company (like MUD) also saw the attraction and opportunity in creating gaming with the new idea of Internet chat, and integrated the two together in their creation of Play NET.Despite the early creation of Internet relay chat, it was not the first chat room of it's kind to come along.