Chat Touring, written by Paul Burchard, is distributed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License, and requires Netscape 2.0 or higher.

Pick a Name
When you first arrive, enter the name you want to use in the blank at the top of the panel and click OK.

Chat with Everyone
Now just type what you want to say and hit return. Everyone looking at this page will also see what you say.

Tour the Web with Everyone...
If you type in a World Wide Web address (URL), not only will everyone see it, but they will also be ``teleported'' with you to that location. In other words, that page will be displayed in everyone's browser (in the bottom half of the window).

You are also free to individually opt out of any teleport jump, by clicking on the warning light when it starts flashing red. (The amount of time you have to decide against jumping can be set using the Settings menu.)

To offer your own links, you can copy and paste URLs you find elsewhere in Netscape by using the menu that pops up when you press the right mouse button (or click-n-hold a one-button mouse).

[Note: Some versions of Netscape have a bug which causes the browser to get stuck in the middle of a teleport until you move the mouse. If this is a problem, you can set the Teleport Delay to zero using the Settings menu.]

Or, Choose a Tour Guide
Instead of following everyone's links, you can select the nickname of just one person in the conversation, and follow only the links that person types in. This name might be arranged beforehand for an organized tour. To do this, go to the Settings menu, and enter the guide's nickname into the second blank.


Chat Touring is copyright © 1996 by Paul Burchard, and is distributed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Development of Chat Touring funded in part by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose mission is identifying issues in education at all levels, and administering programs which address them.