This week we discuss IRC, internet relay chat. You might be thinking to yourself, “People still use IRC?” Like a number of established technologies, IRC is still in regular use today. Sites like Ustream.tv use IRC for their chatrooms, they just hide it behind a flashy interface.
Things to consider
Do I need my own chatroom?
Do I need my own server? (Probably not)
What are some popular IRCds?
What are some popular IRC services?
What are some typical chat scripts?
Where can I find scripts for my client?