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Internet Relay Chat

  • By: Theresa M. Senft
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Often called “the Net's equivalent of CB radio,” Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a real-time chat program accessible via the Internet. People in over 120 countries and territories have used IRC, and one can easily find conversations flourishing in English, German, ...

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