Why I love IRC (and you should too)

Me doing womp womp on why I love IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

What is IRC?

IRC is a text-based chat system for instant messaging. IRC is designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-on-one communication via private messages as well as chat and data transfer, including file sharing (copy pasted this from wikipedia, lmao.)

Tldr, IRC is a pretty old messaging system, probably one of the earliest forms of internet chatting. It was launched around August 1988.

Why do I like IRC?

  1. it's lightweight
  2. no bullshit like nitro or premium
  3. i can use whatever client i want or even write my own client
  4. it's simple - follows the KISS principle.
  5. has a bunch of cool communities.
  6. has a lot of scope for technical customizations.
  7. IRC is totally decentralized
  8. it's fast, simple and easy to use

that's it. i'm very sleepy and sorry for this low quality blog post - it's 2am rn.