But since then, Google has closed the ground and made a lot of progress.
Where do they stand now, and which should be your image search engine of choice?
Google Chat was officially shut down on June 26, 2017.
To continue chatting and video calling, try Hangouts. Google Chat, the simple Google Talk chat experience in Gmail, launched in 2005.
As a quick test, I searched for “dog” on both Bing Images and Google Images to compare the results.
You get to see the people you’re talking with; it's the next best thing after actually being face to face with them.
For support groups, the means being able to face their problems, dilemmas and sufferings with other real people that are going through the exact same thing or have lived through such harsh times in the past.
For sports enthusiasts, the means connecting with other fans and debating in real time over which players in the league deserve to be placed in the hall of fame or even discuss salary caps.
For singles, the means finding love, a solid friendship or even finding a quick fling.