Now primarily a digital media company, AOL — it owns about them: the company refused to make anyone available for this story. But when she has about an hour, she’ll log on to chat.
She’s used chatrooms for the past 16 years, ever since her kids introduced her to AOL.
Users could also create private and public chatrooms and host scheduled events.
Initially, mostly tech-minded people joined AOL chatrooms, since at the time, it wasn’t as common to own a home computer.
And yes, there are people — unsure about Tinder — looking for love.
Along with this product came the away message, buddy icons, a personal profile, and eventually voice chat, file transfer, and chat bots.
“It was a different time, because in the ‘90s, no one gave their real personal information on the internet,” says the now 35-year-old web developer.
To this day, Garden Chat appears to be one of the most active chatrooms on AOL.
But now the room is completely different.“We got invaded,” Bird tells ).