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Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

All of these differences... become unimportant on the computer screen. It isn't that these distinguishing characteristics disappear because participants share their identities, their views and feelings freely. However, these differences no longer block communication and community. In fact, conference members often feel free to make such differences one of the topics for discussion.

- Norman Coombs; Liberation Technology; 1992.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) enables people all over the world to talk together over the Internet in real-time sessions in virtual rooms. The following sections provide more information.

    • Distributed Real-Time Communications, Emergency Assistance
    • Confidentiality, Safety, Gender, Commands