Chat websites have literally transformed the way we communicate with people. Since the introduction of first chat website, people have found themselves hooked to these websites. The predominant reason of the chat websites getting immensely popular is the way one could communicate with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. Moreover since most of these chat websites are absolutely free to use, people have started giving preference to chatting, over calling up their distant, near and dear ones.
Without doubt, these chat websites have made life easier and are really beneficial yet like everything else, these sites also have their cons. The first and the foremost; if you are using an unsafe chat site, your computer is more likely to be attacked by some malicious spyware/malware. Another demerit of chat sites is that, kids and teenagers can fall prey to some ‘bad guys’, who can exploit their personal information and can be a bad influence. So, it is important to choose the chat site wisely and also if you are a parent make sure your kids do not use such chat sites without supervision of some elder in the house.
Here are the names of a few popular chat sites which are free to use and are safe in terms of spyware/malware etc. First name no wonder is, of Yahoo, one of the oldest chat sites and also the favorite one of a lot of people. Then there is Skype, which is the most secure and safe chat site. Due to which it has not won the hearts of the security agencies yet however, with people there is nothing better than Skype. MSN is another chat site which has kept people glued to it as you can add innumerable friends and can also go to chat rooms to find people of your interest. Now lately there is Google, which is making waves due to the introduction of a completely new phenomenon that is; consolidation of chat with mail.