You must register, confirm your email address and fill out your profile in order to enter the chat. This level of registration makes the bonds within the community that much stronger. When you login to the chat you are presented with a list of usernames, profile pictures and location of the chatters connected. The two most popular rooms at SpinChat are “30plus” and “International” which have about 50 people in each ardent sign in room.
xAT Chat is a unique chat site. xAT lets you earn credits which you can use to buy special “powers” / (abilities) as well as avatars and other special features which you can trade with other users. Members can create their own rooms, interact on the forum and play online games with each other.
ChatBlink has a basic but pretty nice looking chat we have not seen anywhere else. You are show a list of users, their age, gender and location. You can then open up 1-1 chat conversations with any of them by clicking on their name.
Lycos, once dominated the online search market and ventured into many different areas including chat. The company diminished over the years but their chat site still exists. Lycos Chat has about 100 chatters logged in at any given time. You must register to chat but it only takes a few seconds. The chat room is pretty basic but is always monitored which keeps the room peaceful and the regulars coming back.
USA Chat Now
USAChatNow is a custom built chat platform that has a lot of personality. You do not have to be a member to chat nor do you need to pay anything. However. VIP members get some pretty neat abilities such as the ability to upload picture and youtube videos to the chat, use any image for your avatar, have a custom made name plate that sparkles, blinks or moves in some other way. You also get a VIP tag next to your name in the user list.
ICQ-Chat offers easy online access to the ICQ chat rooms, found on IRC. Yes you could download the ICQ Software to gain access to the chat rooms but the desktop application is geared towards instant messaging friends rather than chat rooms. We actually found it quite difficult to get in the chat rooms from the app. So. ICQ-Chat makes the list as the best way to reach ICQ channels like #chat, #Students, #20_Something, #30_Something, #40_Something and more.
Chatzy allows anyone to create a chat room of their own. You can browse these rooms by searching their database of chats. Searching for virtually any term will bring up multiple Chatzy created rooms on that topic. From family friendly to X-rated, Chatzy has chat rooms for everyone about anything but popular ones can be hard to find.
Second Life is a massive virtual 3D world in which people can make characters modeled after themselves or pretend to be a totally different person. What makes Second Life unique is the ability to create and add new content to your environment, this content can be generated for free but some requires real life money to obtain. Second Life is only for adults and is more of a interactive world rather than your typical group-chat and for those reasons we can not rank it very high.
Christian Chat is pretty unique. It is just as much an audio chat as it is a text chat. When the webpage loads, an audio stream is broadcast to the room. The chat room and microphone are moderated / controlled by the host but everyone is free to type within the room. The website also has a forum which boasts thousands of members and hundreds of threads.