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I've been asked to look into a couple options for hosting web chat for applicants or accepted candidates. In this context, WebChat is like IM, but in a more formal, controlled chat room. I see that Volano Chat seems to be well established, but you have to install it on your own server, and it requires java on the client. Has anyone used a good webchat sofware, particularly one that is hosted, doesn't require plug-ins, but configurable?

Thanks,

Chris

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Campfire might work - http://www.campfirenow.com/
Thanks!

I addition to these great suggestions, I have also discovered

University WebChat
http://www.UniversityWebChat.com/

Userplan
http://www.userplane.com/

I'm in the process of performing an evaluation of the different options.

Has you had time to ascertain any increases in web traffic or online inquiry after implementing a chat module? If you would care to share any data or figures I'd be much obliged!

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