Everything you typed is then "Written in Stone." And if you are "camming" with somebody so they can see you, they CAN TAKE YOUR PICTURE!! You really do not know WHO you are chatting with; it could be your business associate, your wife, your mother, your son/daughter.... AND there are the "bots." These are computers programs which "pretend" to be people visiting the chat-rooms and use that means to advertise the pornography they are peddling.
About all these Vo IP tools are good for, IMHO, is to have "private chats" with friends or family.
ALL of the chat-rooms are frequented by perverts; there is no difference; no matter the age group, the location or the language, all of them are bothered by these "sickos." For this reason alone it is best to avoid chat-rooms completely.
It is impossible to have any kind of discussion; it just does not work. Those who have a brain and a sense of decency are in the minority.
They change their "Nick Name" or "nic" and come in with a new name pretending to be somebody different. Fortunately his son got suspicious and lowered the boom.
AIM or "AOL Instant Messenger" from I don't want ANYthing to do with AOL. For the best communication with friends or family, I like Skype.
In Speak from it is very new and much of the website is not finished. Google chat for GMail users, from came out in August 2005 but it is still "in BETA" so leaves a lot to be desired. Here are lots more which I have never tried: Sightspeed is available at Express Talk comes from Talk comes from Pico Phone comes from Meeting Edition comes from Sony IVE comes from Vo IP Buster comes from comes from Wouldn't it be great if we all used the same one? I've been watching some of the chatter (text) in Eyeball Chat.
Skype: from FANTASTIC audio, VERY good video, file transfer, whiteboard, profile) ONE big problem with Skype: be warned!
Read the fine print; if your computer is not always online, e.g.