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why was irc created? #95920 28/08/04 11:24 AM
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anyone knows the reasons?

Re: why was irc created? #95921 28/08/04 11:39 AM
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From the creator of IRC himself: IRC History by Jarkko Oikarinen.


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Re: why was irc created? #95922 28/08/04 12:59 PM
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hmmm..what are some of the applications of irc then?

Re: why was irc created? #95923 28/08/04 01:54 PM
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mIRC
XChat
Klient
BitchX
Irssi
the list goes on..

Re: why was irc created? #95924 29/08/04 02:59 PM
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LostServ: those are applications FOR IRC, and not applications OF IRC laugh

To answer the question, from personal experience, I know of people who use IRC to:

[*] ... chat to other people and make new friends
[*] ... chat to "real life" friends
[*] ... find a new partner/spouse/significant other
[*] ... use internal (corporate) IRC networks to facilitate the flow of information within a company
[*] ... gain realtime information on actual events from people in the immediate area, without press/government censorship
[*] ... plan a holiday and get information from people living in destination countries
[*] ... exchange comments or ideas on particular "special interest" themes, from English teaching to theology to ... well, just about anything really
[*] ... run illegal DDoS networks, sometimes as an extension of corporate blackmail
[*] ... engage in illegal filesharing and intellectual property theft
[*] ... engage in commercial ventures and advertising (almost always in defiance of server terms of service)

This is just a selection... the list goes on and on!

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