Compuserve sex chat
Compu Serve itself was one of the "big three" ASCII-based dial-up services in the US, the others being The Source and Dow Jones. Another service doing well in the US was Comp-U-Card.
After years of trying to kick-start teleshopping using micros, despite almost no-one at the time owning computers.
We welcome visitors and members of all ages and from all countries around the world and particularly those who are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or older.
Our members are primarily from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia but we have many english speaking members from all around the world.
In the UK in 1980, this was still run by nationalised post-and-telecomms monopoly GPO (General Post Office).
Writing in February 1980's issue of Personal Computer World, David Hebditch recounted an epic letter exchange with the GPO going back to 1979 in which he tried to argue the case for allowing regular users to actually connect their computers to the phone network without "type approval".
In order to use the chat services on AOL, you must first be a user of AOL's Instant Messenger feature or use the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) software.
Further, all memebers of this chat site MUST be 18 years or older at the time the image was submitted.
"Thanks to Compu Serve's CB Simulator, 'Digital Fox' Accessed 'Data Hari' and Proceeded to an 'Altared' State" Probably like the 1960's generation liked to think it invented sex, today's "yoof" probably like to assume that they invented "on-line", however it was not so, as shown by this advert for Compu Serve - a company actually founded in 1969 as a dial-up service.
During the 1980s dial-up remained alive and well in the form of Bulletin Board Services (BBSs) or Viewdata-based technologies like Prestel, especially around the "modem explosion" years of the mid 1980s, following the de-regulation of the UK telecoms market.
Eventually, AOL prevailed, emerging as a tech-industry heavyweight with an international brand that still endures.
Columbus-based Compu Serve, the first major commercial service that gave home-computer users access to cyberspace, was competing with America Online to become the dominant Internet service provider. Still, the Compu Serve name lives on in a small way with its Compu Serve 2000 service that offers online access for .95 a month.