psh I still talk to a group of internet friends on aim almost daily. they have blasts now, which are like chat rooms but are invite only and you stay a member of the group so it'll come up whenever you log on. idk, it's a lot more convenient than ventrilo. especially since there are more options of how to use it. like when I didn't have my own computer I couldn't use vent at all, but aim I could use on meebo/aim express/my phone. there's not the whole voice chat aspect, but it can still be moderated.