The Compu Serve system itself was not the true 'grandfather' of today's chat rooms.
Play NET had an extensive amount of games, such as chess, in which the players could talk to each other while partaking in the game with people around the world.
This creation would mark the creation of the first true incarnation of an online chat room.
The original intention of this system was to extend a page for University of Oulu Finland called BBS.
This system was originally established for conversations about computer software programs and world news, but as the idea began growing, so did the conversation topics.
The Compu Serve CB simulator was truly modeled after the popular Citizens Band (CB) radios.