Other internet portals, such as AOL and MSN, also allow users to create their own chat rooms. in that they are subscription based, and only allow access to the rooms if the user is a subscriber to the service. The result is software providers who take a "hands-off" approach grant internet users the ability to add and create content to the World Wide Web that opens the door to contributions that range from great to sometimes objectionable, to out-right illegal, and often enlightening.
MSN in its earliest versions of chat had monitors watch activity on its servers, but it was abandoned. The text of this article has been released into the public domain.
Major brand name advertisers such as Pepsi Co Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corp., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Countrywide Mortgage and T-Mobile withdrew ads placed on Yahoo!
web pages that may have come under association with the offensive chat rooms.
This chat line offers everyone a chance to meet new people in their city.
If you talked to somebody but weren’t quite satisfied, then all you have to do is dial another number to meet someone new. Then you can browse through the greetings of others and if you find someone interesting, then send them a message to get connected.
(NASDAQ: YHOO) closed all of its user-created chat rooms due to controversy over sexually explicit channels aimed at minors.
After a Houston, Texas television station KPRC reported on chat room names such as "Girls 13 And Under For Older Guys" and "Girls 13 And Up For Much Older Men" that were aimed at sex with children, the publicly held business Yahoo!
was compelled to act by shutting down all chat rooms created by users and stopped the ability to create new user chat rooms.
Online chat rooms created by the company itself are still in service and use.