Yap is the best new chatroom
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Im an inveterate chatter. I miss the days of AIM and Gchat; I regularly reread n+1s fantastic essay on the history and rise of chatting. So when I saw Yap a new chat application built by Postlight, a digital product studio I was immediately curious. When I booted it up, I immediately got hooked.
Yap is pretty simple. Its a six-person chat room (Because seven is annoying, says the official blog), where every message you post erases the one you posted before it; you can only say one thing at a time. Theres a place where the rooms owner can drop in a link to discuss as a topic (like, say, a Twitch stream). If you decide to make your Yap room public by sharing the link somewhere, other people can watch what youre saying in real…