The repeated breaches were too much for the Digi Chat company to continue to patch and they simply stopped releasing updates or patches.
This has pushed many chat site owners to other chat platforms like 123Flash Chat which has recently shut down its website leaving webmaster running the software on their own when it comes to patches and updates.Tech exploits are not the only reasons chat site close.Sites like 321Chat and Chat-Avenue broke onto the scene in 2000’ and 2002’ using a Java based chat-software called Digi Chat.Digichat utilized the latest Java Script technology and offered a fast and sleek, avatar and text based chat room that stood apart from everything other than behemoth companies like AOL which dominated the online market at the time.Just like that, the unassuming masses had the large majority of their chat options cut off completely.
This was a response to an evolving set of needs from the average consumer, so the only people who really noticed the disappearance of the chat rooms were aficionados of the form, and that subculture had been drastically thinning for a while already.
We’ve been seeing the overwhelming presence of chat rooms pushed further and further into a cultural corner due largely to the changing needs of the mainstream, and new technologies honoring those needs and suggesting new ones in tandem.
All of that said, today’s online playground sees social networking megagiants like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter holding the most visible real estate, while traditional online chatrooms take a quiet space by the fringe.
However, the ability to post HTML which spurred the sites growth surly played a part in its demise as people began to learn how to break the chat with the same code.
The inherent vulnerabilities in allowing users to pass HTML code, caused connectivity issues amongst similar systems and forced owners to choose between continually fixing the breaks, upgrading to a newer technology or giving up altogether.
Social deviants victimizing people online through phishing schemes and attacks on children are also to blame.