Java technology continued to grow until it reached usage on more than 550 million computers in 2003.
Each day, people from across the globe utilize chat rooms.
Chat rooms have evolved from the stuff of computer geniuses to a user-friendly platform for people of all ages.
A host of websites launched Java in that year, and with its many uses, the first Java chat rooms were created.
Java chat was unique in that it could be embedded into a website page, allowing people to participate in chat rooms from their Internet browser.
The uses of chat rooms have expanded from gaming and simple conversation to applications used in education, business, medicine and customer service.