The first online system to use the actual command "chat" was created for The Source in 1979 by Tom Walker and Fritz Thane of Dialcom, Inc.
The first transatlantic Internet chat took place between Oulu, Finland and Corvallis, Oregon in February 1989.
Woolley in 1973 on the PLATO System at the University of Illinois.
It offered several channels, each of which could accommodate up to five people, with messages appearing on all users' screens character-by-character as they were typed.
Our mission was to do the impossible: to develop a chat solution that could drive 3x more chat conversions.
To us, this meant thinking about live chat more than just messaging.
The first of the three Facebook Chat tools is the online friends tool.created by Compu Serve executive Alexander "Sandy" Trevor in Columbus, Ohio.Ancestors include network chat software such as UNIX "talk" used in the 1970s.Merchant also says "Younger people tend to be more adaptable than other sectors of society and, in general, quicker to adapt to new technology.Facebook Chat is Facebook's answer to instant messaging. All you need to chat on Facebook is a Facebook account, nothing to download or install.The result was an elegant but power-packed platform designed to drive sales and customer happiness by providing a range of tools and services that includes 24/7 chat operators who can handle chat when your team is away; award winning chat software that literally powers call centers, chat integration that runs in parallel with your Facebook, Twitter and Email campaigns and even built-to-spec options to plug into apps and services.