And while there still doesn’t seem to be very effective ways of navigating between groups, if you’ve had the chance to use both, it’s not hard to see Slack as sort of a final form of the Yahoo!
Chat/Messenger app: a slicker interface, a ton of updated features, but at its core a solid, yet basic chat client.
Ugly unmanaged websites posing to be yahoo chat rooms.There was an option to either use a profile picture or build an avatar for yourself.I used to chat not too much but in considerable amount. It played a safe middle ground, it was a bit more mature than AOL, while being less complicated (and much safer for novices) than more advanced IRC chat clients. Predators and harassment were just as real of a concern then as they are now on Twitter. served up what was cutting edge technology: custom fonts and text color, emojis, macros, audio soundboards, custom avatars, and even voice chat (in the later years). When full, chatrooms tended to be a garbled stream of consciousness with messages flying in real time.