Are you an IRC user ? It a real-time chat with dozens of your friends.
About 2 years ago an ASP.NET developer started an ASP.NET chat channel on the FreeNode IRC network.
There are currently between 60 and 70 people in the channel on a given day and still growing.
You can use this link to visit: https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23%23asp.net.
But you will probably want a real IRC client.
I’m currently using HydraIRC which you can find [ HERE ]
If you stop by, say hi to me at “MisfitGeek”.