m IRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by individuals and organizations to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC networks around the world. Join our release announcement mailing list if you would like to be notified by email when a new version of m IRC is released.Serving the Internet community for over two decades, m IRC has evolved into a powerful, reliable and fun piece of technology. Visit our discussion forums where you can discuss m IRC with other users or post questions if you need help.Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver.
Thereby, a feeling similar to a spoken conversation is created, which distinguishes chatting from other text-based online communication forms such as Internet forums and email.
Online chat may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers and voice and video chat, or may be a feature of a web conferencing service.
Online chat in a less stringent definition may be primarily any direct text-based or video-based (webcams), one-on-one chat or one-to-many group chat (formally also known as synchronous conferencing), using tools such as instant messengers, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), talkers and possibly MUDs.
The expression online chat comes from the word chat which means "informal conversation".
Online chat includes web-based applications that allow communication – often directly addressed, but anonymous between users in a multi-user environment.
Web conferencing is a more specific online service, that is often sold as a service, hosted on a web server controlled by the vendor.The first online chat system was called Talkomatic, created by Doug Brown and David R.Woolley in 1973 on the PLATO System at the University of Illinois.It offered several channels, each of which could accommodate up to five people, with messages appearing on all users' screens character-by-character as they were typed.Talkomatic was very popular among PLATO users into the mid-1980s.In 2014, Brown and Woolley released a web-based version of Talkomatic.