Unmonitored webcam rooms
The Compu Serve system itself was not the true 'grandfather' of today's chat rooms.
Just like a CB radio, the CB Simulator has 40 'channels', as well as controls for 'squelch', 'tune', and 'monitor.
The MUD slowly started growing out of Trubshaw's friend group, and the popularity became astonishing.
The server was only used during specific hours of the day because of the initial games' location on a college website, but when the MUD game was useable, the servers were always full to the maximum capacity.
Every day, people around the world enjoy the still-growing Internet phenomenon of chat rooms.
This revolutionary invention is one that has benefited society in ways that are incomprehensible to those who don't utilize it themselves.