Here you can try Live Universe's JAVA-based chat room. (You need to use a web browser that is Java enabled in order to use it.
If your browser is not JAVA enabled you will not see the chat room but get a message
"Live Universe's Chat program requires a Java-enabled browser! You do not have a Java-enabled browser.")
Please be patient as the Java Applet loads and initializes.
I am currently testing this chat program, so feel free to e-mail me your opinion of how this operates for you.