If you have questions about how to complete the forms when using the interactive interview, you can use our LIVE CHAT option.Just click on the icon in the bottom righthand corner of this page.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.These 'rooms' allow you to talk to anyone about anything at any time. Creations such as these take time to develop, but it wasn't that long ago that the idea of chat rooms were conceived, primarily due to the popularity of an online game.If you're a big video game lover, it's very likely that you have heard the term MUD used when discussing old-fashioned games.Despite the early creation of Internet relay chat, it was not the first chat room of it's kind to come along.Before the creation of IRC came Compu Serve, which was created by Jeffery Wilkins for his father-in-laws insurance company.
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The MUD servers that were once thriving are now often seen as being an 'old-fashioned' gaming system.
By 1994, over 400 of these MUD servers existed, but by that time, a new method of online chat had also been created.
The acronym is a little strange, but it stands for Multi-User Dungeon.
A college student in England named Roy Trubshaw created MUD off the ideas of the popular game Dungeons and Dragons in 1978.
The MUD slowly started growing out of Trubshaw's friend group, and the popularity became astonishing.