This is how I spend a great deal of time on the internet, chatting with friends using the programs that I'm going to describe below. Click on the image of the programs, and it should take you to the homepage of the program. You will find much more detailed information there.
|Ircle is an Internet Relay Client for the Macintosh OS. You can also download a version similar to it, called Mirc for IBM compatible PCs. With Ircle or Mirc, you are able to connect to an irc server, which enables you to join rooms to chat with many different people across the world. The Efnet network is one of the largest of all the IRC networks.|
|AOL Instant Messenger is made by America Online. You can obtain a copy by clicking on the image to the left, and all the information you need is there as well.|
|ICQ stands for "I Seek You." It is yet another chat application. By clicking on the ICQ flower, you'll find out how to get it, and how to use it.|
|NCSA Telnet is a telnet application for the Macintosh. A well known telnet application for IBM is called Ewan. Telnet is an older chat application, and most people use it to log into their unix accounts from remote locations. By clicking on the image to your left, it should take you to the NCSA page about telnet. Here's a link you can try, I chat on there sometimes. Cactus is a telnet talker run by some students at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. My nick is Ajw.|