There are many types of chat software available. You may want to try out a variety to decide which one is right for you. You may find that some chat rooms are better than others or that you have more in common with people in one chat room that in another.
You can use chat software offered by e-mail providers like Yahoo, MSN or AOL. All provide chat services, instant messaging and more. They allow you to chat with people around the world and your friends at home.
If you want, you can also find chat software that enables you to build your own chat rooms. These tools can easily be found on the internet.