ICQ became available in November, 1996. It was the first program of its kind and allowed people to chat over the internet in real time. ICQ originated as an instant messenger program that allowed users to create a list of contacts to chat and share files with.
Today, ICQ has chat rooms, an instant messenger service, e-mail and more. Chat room categories include family and friends, beliefs and culture and health and support. These rooms are available in a variety of languages.
Visit www.icq.com for more information.