I didn't realize how new the Atheist Nexus was until I read the details. I like the layout which is similar to Facebook but without the advertising. I did mention that I used to chat on IRC, if anyone can remember that far back, in the days when the net was young and only for nerds. I used to spend hours chatting but now days I find that blogging is a more creative outlet for my energies. I guess there's a place for chat although I think it requires a more active approach whereas blogging is more dependent on the urge to rant...usually in the middle of the night with a bout of insomnia.