After Hours

Photos: A fantasy nightclub

Designed for ages 13 through 19, the club allows visitors to chat with friends via AOL's Instant Messenger. Inside the club, the actions of avatar characters are limited to dancing, walking, listening to music, and holding hands. The characters are prevented from fighting or engaging in sexual acts.

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