Message #26: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: SASIG Chat via Yahoo Date: Tue, 14 Jan 97 12:59:00 MST Encoding: 25 TEXT If you have a graphical browser, point at http://chat.yahoo.com/, download the chat software, and, install it on your PC if you can. This software allows you to establish an identity, enter an existing chat room or establish your own chat room, and carry on a real-time conversation with another person via your browser and the World-Wide Web. If you send an e-mail to someone telling them a chat room name, date and time, and if both parties are coordinated enough to follow directions despite time zones, etc, you should be able to have a chat in real-time. The only drawback is that the chat rooms are public -- anyone has potential to read the information you send while it is in transit from Point A to Point B. With Yahoo Chat, you can send private (individual) messages to another person in the same chat room in which you are situated. The service works well on both Win 95 and Win 3.1, and, the software is very easy to download. >From time to time SWA could set up a Southwestern Archaeology chat rooom and hold real-time conversations across the Greater Southwest. The date, time, place, and archaeological topic for a chat can be announced on the SWA web page, via SWA e-mail to all ( or a select sub-set of ) SASIG readers , or, to individuals on the SWA e-mail page http://www.swanet.org/email.html.