Compuserve adult chat
The program was released as "freeware" as an add-on module (or "Door") for the popular RBBS-PC.
It enabled users connected on one node of a bulletin board system to "chat" with users dialed in on other nodes.
In the middle '80s, a version of CB was written for the DEC RSTS/E operating system.
It was accomplished by using a rare shared R/W Runtime system, to keep track of users in the CB simulator.
Like CB radio it had 40 "channels" and commands like "tune", "squelch", and "monitor".
Compu Serve CB quickly became the largest single product on Compu Serve despite virtually no marketing.
Many such implementations generate profit by selling virtual goods to users at a high margin. A similar but more complex style of text-based gaming are MUDs, in which players interact within a textual, interactive fiction–like environment.
The users in a particular chat room are generally connected via a shared internet or other similar connection, and chat rooms exist catering for a wide range of subjects. The system was called EMISARI and would allow 10 regional offices to link together in a real-time online chat known as the party line. The first public online chat system was called Talkomatic, created by Doug Brown and David R.
New technology has enabled the use of file sharing and webcams to be included in some programs. Woolley in 1973 on the PLATO System at the University of Illinois.
The wedding was attended by 20 CB regulars in person and over 50 virtual guests online. The Compu Serve CB Simulator was also the setting for The Strange Case of the Electronic Lover, an ethnographic study by Lindsy Van Gelder examining the phenomenon of gender-bending identity in the early days of online chatrooms, and how one user's exposure as a man pretending to be female influenced a user community.
In October 1983 CBSIM CB Simulator was written and released by Jerry Thomas Hunter as the first publicly accessible CB Simulator software available for privately operated computer bulletin board systems (BBSs).