You dont hear much about Internet Relay Chat (IRC) these days because social media and Slack have stolen some of its thunder. However, its far from dead! In fact, 2020 might be the best time to join (or rejoin) the text-based chat revolution.
Is IRC still alive?
IRC - Internet Relay Chat, is still alive an kicking. You can still find and connect to many IRC servers and join specific channels about topics you would like to discuss and engage in conversations.
Is IRC safe to use?
IRC is secure… Even though encryption is not mandated by IRC or enabled by default in many cases, you can still enforce encrypted client-server or server-server connections on your IRC server.
What did mIRC stand for?
Definition. MIRC. My Internet Relay Chat. MIRC. Magnetic-Ink Character Recognition (banking)
Who still uses IRC?
Today, there are still over 2,000 IRC servers and almost 500 IRC networks (groups of affiliated servers) operating worldwide. However, the number of people using them has dropped dramatically (some say 60 percent) from its peak around 2003-05. Those numbers can be deceptive, though.
Is discord the new IRC?
Discord is a web, mobile, and desktop application, designed to add voice channels to a slack-like (and hence IRC-like) chat system to make an integrated experience for people playing multiplayer games. Its like a cross between Slack and RogerWilco.