The new chat is incredibly subtle. I just spent an hour trying to find it! It is at the bottom on your page and may look like part of you toolbar and not part of the website.
It is a thin light grey bar and the arrow in the far right gives you commands to make it pop out. You can see how many people are online and we can all chat together on any page we are on.
Please view my crude screenshot (I have to reinstall photoshop due to having to redo my whole computer cause I had a virus, so all I have is paint). Anyway, this is more than Ning provided surprisingly.