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Retro Chatroom Apps

Facebook Rooms Lets You Connect With People In Interest-Based Virtual Rooms

— October 24, 2014 — Tech
The Facebook Rooms app is Facebook's way of rekindling some of the magic of the golden age of online forums, when peopled logged on to chat rooms to connect with people who share their interests, all under anonymous guises.

Rooms allows users to create online chat rooms for discussion about any topic. It is accessible via app only, and actually operates independently of the Facebook platform itself.

The creator of the room can customize the room as they like, and can impose member permissions while controlling other themes. Users can post text, images and videos under pseudonyms. A single user can use different pseudonyms for different rooms.

The Facebook Rooms app is available to download on the iOS, but is set to undergo further development. Personally I think this is a great idea as it harks back to the golden age of Internet chat rooms in the late 1990s but repackages it for the mobile platform.
Trend Themes
1. Virtual Interest-based Chat Rooms - Creating online chat rooms for discussion about any topic, allowing users to connect with people who share their interests and engage in anonymous conversations.
2. Mobile Repackaging of Internet Chat Rooms - Developing chat room apps that bring back the nostalgia of Internet chat rooms in the late 1990s but cater to the mobile platform.
3. Customizable Chat Room Experiences - Exploring options for chat room creators to personalize their rooms, control member permissions, and establish thematic elements for engaging discussions.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media - Integrating virtual chat room functionalities within existing social media platforms to enhance user engagement and foster interest-based communities.
2. Mobile App Development - Building innovative chat room applications for mobile devices that recreate the experience of Internet chat rooms while incorporating modern features and UX design principles.
3. Online Community Platforms - Expanding online community platforms to include virtual chat rooms, facilitating discussions among like-minded individuals and offering new ways to connect with users.
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