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In those early days of the internet, chatrooms served a specific purpose: They turned surfing the web into a social act.In chatrooms, people forged web communities with their own slang and netiquette.You can see how many people are in the room and scroll up to read the last 14 days of chat history.(Reddit started beta-testing subreddit-based chat with zero chat history, but expanded it when people complained it was impossible to start conversations."Going into a chat room, saying 'hello world' and then sitting there thinking no one is there or cares sucks," says one moderator.) The chat icon lights up in orange when there are new messages in a chat you've joined, and Reddit is working to build in notifications for @ mentions.Alex Le, Reddit's VP of product, says community chat serves a different function than Reddit's comment threads.Redditors had used all of those—both as places for moderators to hold discussions and as relaxed social spaces for communities.
It was April 2017 and Reddit had just launched r/place, a collaborative project that invited more than 100,000 communities on Reddit to contribute to a great mosaic of the internet.
Some communities already had well-established chats on third-party apps, like Slack and Discord and even Internet Relay Chat.