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Internet flirting is breaking up marriages even though "chat room cheats" may never meet, a new report reveals.According to counselling organisations in the United States, chat rooms are the fastest-rising cause of relationship breakdowns.Some went on-line for a quick "sex fix", while others established more meaningful connections, and talked about personal problems and marital issues.
Ms Mileham conducted in-depth interviews with 76 men and 10 women, aged 25 to 66, who used Yahoo's "Married and Flirting" or Microsoft's "Married But Flirting" Internet chat rooms. The study participants included stay-at-home mothers, construction workers, engineers, nurses and presidents of large corporations.
The 1980s also saw great interest in the bulletin board system, or BBS — a system that allowed users to use a terminal program to upload and download software and exchange direct messages with others.
In 1982, Commodore International released the Commodore 64 PC.
The latest version of ICQ includes Facebook integration, mobile sync and further updates.
The true turning point, however, occurred in 1997, when AOL launched AIM, attracting a new generation of tech-savvy Internet users.