Tuesday, September 28


chat, ComputaciĆ³n, Internet Relay Chat, IRC, Redes sociales

IRC: the most popular forgotten chat of the 90s | Digital Trends Spanish

Today there are many chat systems and applications, such as WhatsApp, Messenger or Teams of life. They all have excellent applications and interfaces in general, but at the same time they also have a big problem: the server crashes and all, or almost all users, are disconnected until further notice. That was not exactly the case with Internet Relay Chat, also popularly known as IRC. Created by a Finnish student named Jarkko Oikarinen, IRC was a text-based communication protocol, which began as a chat platform on a university server and almost as a free-time experiment. Oikarinen's idea was to create something similar to BBS-type forums, but to allow real-time discussions. The first IRC server ran on a local machine controlled by its creator and the code was owned by the University of...