ChinWag IRC – “Go from Jurassic IRC to the 21st Century.” Most IRC clients are difficult to use, but this is now a thing of the past! With virtually no knowledge about IRC, you can still participate in talking to others on IRC channels. It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned IRC user – both will be pleased with the options and ease of use that ChinWag is offering.
If you want everything on screen, or if you prefer to have as much screen real estate as possible, ChinWag will fit the bill. ChinWag IRC is priced at $14.95, and you can order it directly online.
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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of instant communication over the Internet. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.
IRC was created by Jarkko Oikarinen (nickname “WiZ”) in late August 1988 to replace a program called MUT (MultiUser Talk) on a BBS called OuluBox in Finland. Oikarinen found inspiration in Bitnet Relay Chat which operated on the Bitnet network.
IRC gained prominence when it was used behind the Iron Curtain to report on the fall of the USSR during a media blackout. It was later used in a similar fashion by Kuwaitis during the Iraqi invasion. [Wikipedia]